Besides being a golfer, Michael Thompson was an Eagle Scout and played soccer at Rincon/University High School. "We lost in the state playoffs and it was brutal. It still stings," said Thompson, 27, whose mom, Beth, teaches high school English at Sabino.
Before Michael Thompson won the Honda Classic last weekend, earning $1.08 million, he planned to spend this weekend in Tampa, visiting his wife's brother.
Rincon/University's Brianna Leverenz, younger sister of Olympic medalist Caitlin Leverenz, finished in the top three in two events at state last year as a freshman. "I have to feel confident in what I do and not compare myself to her," Brianna says.
Living up to your own high standards can be hard enough. Throw on the added pressure of having an older sibling raise the bar to incredible heights and things become even more difficult.