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Nicholas Thompson lines up his shot on the fourth green during the third round of the 2008 Shell Houston Open at The Tournament Course at Redstone Golf Club in Humble, Texas on April 5, 2008. (UPI Photo/Aaron M. Sprecher)
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Nicholas Thompson (born December 25, 1982) is an American professional golfer who currently plays on the PGA Tour.

Thompson was born in Coral Springs, Florida. He graduated from Georgia Tech in 2005 with a degree in business management and was a member of the 2002 ACC championship team. He turned professional after graduating.

Thompson won his PGA Tour card for 2006 by finishing third in the 2005 qualifying school. He made only 15 of 32 cuts, with one top 10 finish in 2006 and lost his tour card when he finished 180th on the money list. In 2007, he played on the Nationwide Tour, winning once, the HSBC New Zealand PGA Championship, and finishing sixth on the money list, thus earning his PGA Tour card for 2008. He recorded 6 top-10 finishes in the 2008 season, including a tie for seventh at The Barclays, which was the first tournament in the 2008 FedEx Cup. With the tie for seventh he jumped to 20th in the FedEx Cup Standings - he eventually finished 41st. Later in the season, he cashed his largest paycheck when he earned $276,000 for finishing in a tie for 2nd at the Ginn sur Mer Classic, a Fall Series event, behind Ryan Palmer. He has now earned over three million dollars since turning professional in 2005.

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