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Davis Thompson What's In The Bag & Player Profile

By: | Mon 08 Jul 2024

American Davis Thompson carded a closing seven-under-par 64 to win the John Deere Classic in Illinois by four strokes and claim a place in the field for The Open at Royal Troon.

It was the 25-year-old’s maiden PGA Tour success and he achieved it in some style. The overnight leader made eight birdies and a single bogey at TPC Deere Run as he finished on 28 under to seal a commanding victory.

Thompson said: "Qualifying for The Open was just an added incentive to this. The goal was to win the golf tournament after getting off to a great start and I was able to finish it off."

Chinese Taipei's CT Pan also claimed a spot at Troon by finishing joint second on 24 under alongside Michael Thorbjornsen and 20-year-old amateur Luke Clanton.

Pan took the second qualifying place that was available from the John Deere Classic courtesy of his higher position in the world ranking.

England's Aaron Rai, who was in a share of the lead going into the third round, shot a 69 to finish on 21 under.

Compatriot Harry Hall was one shot further back after a final-round 65.

Player Profile

Davis Thompson

Thompson was born in Atlanta, Georgia on June 5, 1999. He attended the Lee-Scott Academy, which he helped win six consecutive team state titles (2012–2017). He also captured the individual state title in 2013 and 2015.

He played at the University of Georgia between 2017 and 2021, where he earned All-America First Team laurels during his final two years, and was the 2021 Southeastern Conference Player of the Year. He won four individual titles at Georgia, including the NCAA Regionals in 2019 and 2021.

Thompson won the 2020 Jones Cup and was also the strokeplay medalist at the 2019 Western Amateur. 

He played in the 2020 Palmer Cup and the 2021 Walker Cup and topped the amateur world rankings in November 2020 and March 2021, and finished number two in the inaugural PGA Tour University Class of 2021.

Thompson turned professional after his graduation in 2021 and joined Korn Ferry Tour.

He shot a bogey-free 9-under 63 to hold a two-stroke lead after the first round of the Rocket Mortgage Classic before finishing T58 in his seventh career PGA Tour start and just his third as a professional.

Thompson earned his card for the 2022-23 PGA Tour season after finished 16th on the 2022 Korn Ferry Tour points list, recording four top-10s, including a win at the Rex Hospital Open on his 23rd birthday.

In 2023, he was runner-up at The American Express, one stroke behind Jon Rahm.

This was his 63rd start - he has made 43 cuts and had three runner-up finishes, four top fives and six top 10s and has earned $6m in prize money. His John Deere win takes him to 22nd in the FedEx Cup standings and 70th in the world rankings.

Last 10 Results

John Deere Classic - 1st

Rocket Mortgage Classic - T2nd

US Open - T9th

The Memorial Tournament - T27th

RBC Canadian Open - CUT

Charles Schwab Challenge - T17th

Myrtle Beach Classic - T2nd

The CJ Cup Byron Nelson - CUT

Corales Puntacana Championship - T18th

Valero Texas Open - T45th

Key Stats

Driving Distance - 304.6 Yards

Driving Accuracy - 60.72%

Greens in Regulation - 69.38%

Sand Saves - 60.82%

Putts Per Round - 28.73

Scoring Average - 70.07

Davis Thompson - WITB

Driver: Titleist TSR3 (9 Degrees)

3-Wood: Ping G430 Max (15 Degrees)

7-Wood: Ping G430 Max (21 Degrees)

Irons: Ping i210 (4), Titleist 620 MB (5-9) 

Wedges: Titleist Vokey Design SM10 (46-10F, 50-08F), Titleist Vokey Design WedgeWorks (54-08M, 60-04T)

Putter: Odyssey White Hot OG #7

Ball: Titleist Pro V1

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