Michael Thompson Wins the Honda Classic

March 17th, 2013 by

Middletown HondaWhile you can rest assured that anyone here at Middletown Honda has a fondness for cars, you might be surprised to find that many of us follow golf about as closely as we do automobiles.

Okay, maybe I’m projecting a little bit, but I follow it pretty closely and now finally understand why my dad would spend hours a day watching people walk around and swing their clubs on TV.

Much like racing, a great deal of what goes on on the fairway and the green can seem boring to someone not well-versed in the sport, but regardless, much of the suspense often comes down to the last little bit. In the case of Michael Thompson’s victory at the Honda Classic this month, it came down to the wire.

Of course, this is never what you want when you’re competing against some of the best in the world. Thompson said he had dreams of walking down the last fairway with a respectable lead and a minimal amount of stress. You can probably guess that he had neither of those.

All he had separating him from Geoff Ogilvy in second place was a one-shot lead.

Rather than playing conservatively, though, Thompson pulled out a five-wood and hammered his ball right into a bunker by the green, leading to a sand shot and a birdie that he didn’t need in order to win.

Now, this end-of-the-game performance wasn’t alone in showing Thompson’s prowess on the course. He started off strong, nabbing an eagle with a 50-foot put on just the third hole.

If you’re thinking “okay, this sounds like it could be exciting,” you might want to give events like the Honda cup a shot. Sponsored by one of the world’s most famous automakers, this golfing event is often one of the more exciting ones of the year, with folks like Thompson coming in 9 strokes under for the event.

The next time you’re thinking about golf or cars, remember that the team here at Middletown Honda is pretty passionate about both of them and would love to chat with you the next time you’re in need of a new Honda vehicle.

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