Woody Austin birdies playoff hole, takes Sanderson Farms Championship

MADISON, Miss., July 21 (UPI) -- Woody Austin birdied the first playoff hole Sunday, besting Daniel Summerhays and Cameron Beckman to claim the Sanderson Farms Championship.

Daniel Summerhays outwaits rain, retains share of Sanderson Farms lead

MADISON, Miss., July 20 (UPI) -- Daniel Summerhays drained a birdie putt on the 18th hole after a long rain delay Saturday, retaining a share of the third-round lead at Sanderson Farms.

Daniel Summerhays takes two-shot lead at John Deere Classic

SILVIS, Ill., July 13 (UPI) -- Daniel Summerhays, seeking his first career victory, fired a 9-under-par 62 Saturday to grab a two-shot lead after 54 holes of the John Deere Classic.

Shawn Stefani shakes off quadruple bogey for St. Jude's lead

MEMPHIS, June 8 (UPI) -- Shawn Stefani grabbed the lead of the FedEx St. Jude Classic with a 4-under-par 66 Saturday, shaking off a quadruple bogey on the 11th.

Davis Love shares lead in Memphis

MEMPHIS, June 6 (UPI) -- Davis Love, whose most recent of 20 PGA Tour victories came in 2008, shared the lead with five players Thursday at the FedEx St. Jude Classic.

U.S. unaware of Soviet 'doomsday machine'

MOSCOW, Oct. 8 (UPI) -- The Cold War-era Soviet Union built a so-called doomsday machine that may still be active, writers who verified the nuclear retaliatory system's existence say.

Kuchar and Piercy share Turning Stone lead

VERONA, N.Y., Oct. 3 (UPI) -- Scott Piercy and and Matt Kuchar shared a one-shot lead Saturday after the third round of the PGA Turning Stone Resort Championship.

Taylor takes lead at Turning Stone Resort

VERONA, N.Y., Oct. 2 (UPI) -- Vaughn Taylor, needing a good finish this year to retain his PGA Tour card, moved one stroke in front Friday at the Turning Stone Resort Championship.

Ogilvy shares lead at Houston Open

HUMBLE, Texas, April 3 (UPI) -- Geoff Ogilvy, Paul Casey and John Senden emerged from a 12-hour golfing marathon Friday tied for the lead at the weather-plagued Shell Houston Open.

Ryan Palmer wins Ginn sur Mer Classic

PALM COAST, Fla., Nov. 2 (UPI) -- Ryan Palmer sank a 10-foot birdie putt on the final hole Sunday and won the Ginn sur Mer Classic in Palm Coast, Fla., by a stroke over five players.

Canadian Open has a three-way tie

OAKVILLE, Ontario, July 24 (UPI) -- Mike Weir, Anthony Kim and Eric Axley shot 6-under-par 65 Thursday to share the lead after one round at the PGA's Canadian Open in Oakville, Ontario.

Scott wins with 48-foot putt in playoff

IRVING, Texas, April 27 (UPI) -- Adam Scott sank a 48-foot birdie putt on the third hole of a playoff with Ryan Moore Sunday and won the Byron Nelson Championship -- his sixth PGA Tour title.

Wagner seeks breakthrough on PGA Tour

HUMBLE, Texas, April 4 (UPI) -- Johnson Wagner, seeking a breakthrough showing this week on the PGA Tour, seized a three-shot lead Friday in the second round of the Houston Open.

Andres Romero captures 1st PGA Tour title

NEW ORLEANS, March 30 (UPI) -- Andres Romero of Argentina shot a 4-under-par 68 Sunday to win his first PGA Tour title, topping Peter Lonard by one shot in the Zurich Classic of New Orleans.

Four lead at rain-suspended Zurich Classic

NEW ORLEANS, March 29 (UPI) -- Woody Austin birdied three straight holes and was among four co-leaders when the third round of the Zurich Classic was suspended by rain Saturday.
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Nicholas Thompson
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)

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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