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Thompson Headed to Senior PGA Championship

May 23rd, 2018

Whispering Pines Golf Club’s PGA Teaching Professional Robert Thompson will represent the Southern Texas PGA at the 79th Senior PGA Championship presented by KitchenAid on May 24-27 at Harbor Shores in Benton Harbor, Michigan.

Thompson earned the exemption into the Championship by finishing in the Top-35 at the 2017 Senior PGA Professional Championship presented by Mercedes-Benz USA in September at Desert Mountain in Scottsdale, Arizona. He shot 71 during the Final Round of the Professional Championship to finish the 72-hole event with a score of 291 and tied for 32nd.

Other PGA Members representing South Texas are: European Senior Tour Member Tim Thelen; legendary Tom Kite; and Champions Tour Members Esteban Toledo, Bob Estes, Todd Hamilton, Wes Short, Jr., and Tom Byrum.

Thompson will tee off at 1:40 p.m. CST in Round One and at 8:30 a.m. CST in Round Two.

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ABOUT 79th SENIOR PGA CHAMPIONSHIP
Established in the fall of 1937, the oldest and most prestigious major championship in senior golf brings both the legends of the game and the newest members of senior professional golf to new audiences throughout the United States.

TELEVISION COVERAGE
Date                                      Time                                      Network
Thursday, May 24              Noon to 3 p.m.  CST            Golf Channel
Friday, May 25                   Noon to 3 p.m.  CST            Golf Channel
Saturday, May 26               Noon to 3 p.m.  CST           NBC
Sunday, May 27                 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. CST           NBC