Nov. 5, 2007
ATLANTA – Nicholas Thompson was one of a record 25 players who secured a 2008 PGA TOUR card on Sunday at the season-ending Nationwide Tour Championship at Barona Creek.
Thompson, a 24-year-old native of Coral Springs, FL, has been in a season-long quest to finish among THE 25 leading money winners on the Nationwide Tour. His efforts paid off on Sunday, as he finished the season No. 6 on the final money list with $328,331.
“I’ve played solid all year,” said Thompson, a former golf standout at Georgia Tech. “No part of my game has really been amazing or stood out … but I’ve been pretty consistent all year. I can’t wait to get back out to the PGA TOUR. I’ve been out there before and now I feel like I’m more prepared to succeed. I’ve seen the courses before and my game is in much better shape than it was last year.”
Thompson enjoyed a successful season on the Nationwide Tour, including 23 made cuts in 31 appearances and 11 top-25 finishes. His year was highlighted by his first career win at the HSBC New Zealand PGA Championship.
The Nationwide Tour’s 32-tournament season came to a pressure-packed conclusion on Sunday with Richard Johnson winning the $775,000 Nationwide Tour Championship at Barona Creek by one strokes over Michael Letzig. Thompson finished in a tie for 21st place.
“Congratulations to each and every one of this year’s record class of 25 players who in January will be teeing off on the PGA TOUR,” said Nationwide Tour President Bill Calfee. “This class adds to the Nationwide Tour’s strong tradition of transitioning players to the PGA TOUR and having a significant impact once they get there. We wish them well and thank them for providing so many exciting moments on Tour this year.”