Michael Thompson overcame cold, blustery conditions on the weekend to win his first PGA Tour tournament at the Honda Classic.While other players were sliding backwards, the fomer Alabama golfer posted a one-under round of 69 to claim the tournament title by two strokes over Geoff Ogilvy.

Thompson carded an eagle and two birdies on the front nine Sunday to grab the lead, which he never relinquished. It's easily been his best performance this season as he had previously missed three cuts in four events. But with the Honda Classic win, he jumps to number 11 on the FedExCup Standings.

The 27-year-old burst onto the season in his rookie season at the U.S. Open last year. Thompson fired an opening round 66 to take sole possession of the lead in the year's second major. He was unable to hold the lead after rounds of 75 and 74 on Friday and Saturday at the challenging Olympic club in San Francisco. He would eventually rally on the final day, finishing one stroke behind winner Webb Simpson in a tie for 2nd place.

Thompson transferred to The University of Alabama from Tulane after Hurricane Katrina caused the school to disband its golf team. While in Tuscaloosa, the 2008 SEC Player of the Year led Alabama to its first conference championship in 29 years. He helped guide the Crimson Tide to the NCAA Championships, where he finished in a tie for fourth in the individual standings.

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