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Kyle Thompson, from Greenville, S.C., won this year’s Rex Hospital Open by one stroke, following an exciting three-man playoff between Thompson, Patton Kizzire and Miguel Carballo. Fans at TPC Wakefield Plantation’s 18th hole watched Sunday as he accepted his third Open winner’s trophy. Thompson is the first player in Web.com Tour history to win the same event three times, having previously won the Rex Hospital Open in 2007 and 2011. […]
Kyle Thompson proved a lot to himself Sunday, personally and professionally. He proved he can still win. He proved he can make the clutch swings and big putts under pressure. Above all, he proved he can still make a living playing pro golf.
Thompson had won the Rex Hospital Open at TPC Wakefield Plantation twice before, in 2007 and 2011. But he returned to Wakefield this year for the Web.com Tour tournament without a dollar in winnings, wondering if his career might be near an end at age 36. […]
Thompson, who also won this tournament in 2007 and 2011, jumped all the way to 15th on the money list with the win, but it was more than that. Coming into the week, he didn’t even have any way to get into any more Web.com tournaments this summer. With one putt, he’s in all of them. […]
Kyle Thompson rolled in a four-foot birdie putt on the second playoff to beat Patton Kizzire and Miguel Carballo and win the Rex Hospital Open for the third time in his career. Thompson, 36, fired a 4-under 67 in the final round at TPC Wakefield Plantation to finish at 17-under 267 and join the second playoff of the 2015 season. […]