Justin Thomas is to the point where there’s about a 50-50 chance he’s won on whatever course the PGA Tour is headed to.
That’s the case this week at TPC Boston. After finishing T-56th here in 2015 and missing the cut in 2016, JT figured it out to the tune of 71-67-63-66 for a three-shot win over Jordan Spieth.
He shot 63 on Saturday without a birdie on the par-5s.He couldn’t battle all the way back from another opening round in the 70s in 2018, but he finished in 69-70-65 to grab T-24th.
“Eleven through 14, really, those are tough holes” Thomas was quoted by ASAP Sports in 2017. “You kind of have to play those hard holes well or just make pars, and I’ve been able to do that. And then the rest of the holes, or most of the other holes, you can kind of feast on. That’s just kind of how I’ve approached the course.”
Thomas has played great golf since the PGA Tour’s resumption in June. He won the WGC-FedEx St. Jude Invitational and lost in a playoff at the Workday Charity Open to Collin Morikawa. The Kentucky native also finished T-8th at the Heritage.
On the season, JT ranks first on Tour in strokes gained approach (1.125 per round) and SG tee to green (1.905). With fairly easy fairways to hit this week, he can attack: Thomas is second in proximity from the fairway (27’7”).
He’s also first in par-5 scoring (4.46).Thomas is a fiery competitor, so all that success is diminished to him after a middling T-37th at the PGA Championship. He’s never down for long, so expect him to get back in contention at the Northern Trust.