Back9 Ambassador: Kyle Thompson

Kyle Thompson is an American professional golfer who resides in Greenville, South Carolina. He was an All-American at the University of South Carolina and graduated in 2001. Thompson returns to the Tour for 2014, a tour where he has had great success, collecting three wins and ranking in the top-1o of the tour’s all-time money list. He has also played two seasons on the PGA Tour and competed in the 2012 U.S. Open at Olympic Club. 

Kyle’s relationship started with Back9Network in the fall of 2012. “I love what the Back9network is all about and I love their vision!” said Thompson. “Golf is in need of a revolution to include the masses and grow the game and that is the vision of Back9Network.”


Kyle says that when not playing golf he is chasing his two kids, 4-year-old Sophia and 2-year-old Sam, around with his wife, Emmi. He also enjoys reading, movies, all sports and anything to do with the South Carolina Gamecocks. 

Results: Panama Claro Championship – 55
Next Event: BMW Charity Pro-Am, May 15-18, 2014 – Greensboro, SC.

For complete results and stats for Kyle Thompson, click here


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– Birthdate: April 25, 1979

– College: University of South Carolina (2001)

– Turned Pro: 2001

– Tour: PGA Tour

– Sisters Kacy and Kory played golf at the University of South Carolina

– Lives in Greenville, South Carolina with his wife, Emmi, and their two children

On the Course:

– Three (3) Nationwide Tour wins – 2011 The Rex Hospital Open, 2007 The Rex Hospital Open, 2007 Oregon Classic

– 8 runner up finishes on the Nationwide Tour

– 4 time 1st-Team All-SEC

– USC Hall of Fame member

– 2-time Academic All-American while at USC

– Finished 15th on the 2011 Nationwide Tour money list

– 2nd USC Golfer ever to be named All-American three times (1999-2001)

– Only collegiate golfer in history of NCAA to win two different regionals

– Winner of 5 collegiate golf tournaments

– Winner of the 2001 Dogwood Invitational

Results: Panama Claro Championship – 55
Next Event: Wells Fargo Championship Qualifier, Qual Hollow Club, Charlotte, NC – April 29, 2014

For complete results and stats for Kyle Thompson, click here


What is your favorite food? I love pizza!

What is your favorite movie and golf movie? Shawshank Redemption and Caddy Shack of course.

What is your favorite travel spot? I love weekend trips to NYC.

What is your favorite car? I’m not much of a gearhead but I think it’d be fun to drive a Ferrari around town.

What is your favorite thing to do off the golf course? Off the course I enjoy playing with my kids and watching USC Gamecock football.

Who would be in your dream foursome? Ben Hogan, Jack Nicklaus and my Dad.

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