Golfer, Michael Thompson, won his second PGA Tour event, said a CNN report.
Thompson won his first PGA Tour event back in 2013.
Trailing behind him is fellow American, Adam Long.
But the 2,702-day wait made Sunday’s victory at the 3M open all the sweeter as the 35-year-old held his nerve to win by two strokes.
Thompson’s only after victory came at the Honda Classic in 2013.
Nevertheless, he also finished as runner up at the U.S. Open in 2012.
He is ranked as the world No. 218 ahead of the tournament.
This is after years of fighting to keep his professional card.
With this win, Thompson moved up to No. 99 in golf’s world rankings.
His Family Missed His Achievement
Thompson’s family missed their chance to see his feat.
It was a no-crowds PGA Tour held in Minneapolis due to the coronavirus pandemic.
After his round of four-under 67 at TPC Twin Cities, Thompson said:
“I’m really sad my wife and kids aren’t here to celebrate this with me.
I can’t wait to see them. Babe, I love you.”
‘(This is) so unbelievable.’
This Is Emotional
For Thompson, this is a delicate and emotional matter for him as his win guaranteed him some longevity in the game.
“That’s what makes this game so unbelievable is that we have to play for our job every year.”
“To know that I have security for two more years and to get into all those tournaments.
It’s just a huge bonus.
“I’ll have to get my mind right for sweating next week, but oh man, it’s just so exciting.”
Thompson shared the lead going into the final round on Sunday.
But he continued his impressive form to emerge the champion.
He sunk a 12-foot putt on the 18th hole to seal the win.