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Monday, July 27, 2020

The Limerick Summary: 2020 3M Open

Winner: Michael Thompson

Around the wider world of golf: Renato Paratore won the Betfred British Masters on the ET; Ruixin Liu won the FireKeepers Casino Hotel Championship on the Symetra Tour; and Max McGreevy won the Price Cutter Charity Championship on the Korn Ferry Tour.

Michael Thompson with 3M trophy

It was just another day at the office for my Twofer Tuesday picks. I had Mackenzie Hughes (DNP) and Tommy Fleetwood (MC). Hughes withdrew from the event without telling me, and Fleetwood simply came down with a bad case of iron oxide (rust, that is).
  • Top10s: 15 for 34 (6 Top5, 9 other Top10s)
  • Winners: 1 for 17 events
Michael Thompson, however, got his MC out of the way last week and showed up ready to play at the 3M Open. And play he did!

Perhaps more people will talk about Tony Finau coming up short once again, but Thompson had only three bogeys all week. Only three bogeys! You're gonna have to play some pretty unbelievable golf to compete with that.

Thompson hadn't won since the 2013 Honda Classic, and he was noticeably emotional after this win. With a new daughter joining his son and wife (who he called "my rock") just this year, a huge paycheck, a guaranteed Tour card and a whole load of tournament changes to his schedule -- including a trip to Winged Foot, which he said was a favorite course of his -- he had a good excuse.

I just hope adding a Limerick Summary to his already impressive haul doesn't cause him to completely fall apart. It does that to some people...
Once Mike had this win in the bag,
He headed south loaded with swag—
A ticket to Winged Foot,
His Tour card (yeah, that’s good)
And more time to just be a dad.
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