Justin Thomas has been the best player on the PGA Tour this season. He will start the FedEx Cup playoffs with a win at the Northern Trust, and here’s why.
Justin Thomas enters the FedEx Cup playoffs in the number one position as he prepares for the Northern Trust this weekend in Boston. Thomas, who won the 2017 FedEx Cup, appears ready to be the man again as the postseason begins.
Thomas, who has slipped back to number two in the Official World Golf Rankings, has had an amazing season already on the PGA Tour. Thomas has started 15 events and made 12 cuts, with top 25 finishes in 11 of those events.
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He has nine top 10s, including three wins, a second and a third during the 2020 campaign. And Thomas is one of the favorites, if not THE favorite, for PGA Tour Player of the Year.
Thomas won at the CJ Cup at Nine Bridges in October, at the Sentry Tournament of Champions in January and at the WGC-FedEx St. Jude Invitational in August. He easily could have won for a fourth time, if he hadn’t given away a three-shot lead with three holes to play at the Workday Charity Open. There, he lost to Collin Morikawa in a playoff.
Since the PGA Tour resumed in June, Thomas has played seven times and made six cuts. In addition to his win and his runner-up, he has finished T8 at the RBC Heritage, T10 at the Charles Schwab Challenge, T18 at the Memorial Tournament and T37 at the PGA Championship.
All of that is to say that Thomas is probably the most consistent player on tour right now. And with the postseason upon us, the Louisville, Kentucky, native will be laser focused, wanting to claim a second FedEx Cup trophy.
In the PGA Tour stats, Thomas ranks high in a couple of very important categories. He’s fourth in scoring average (69.017) and third in birdie average (4.67). He’s also 10th in sand save percentage (61.90), showing that he can get out of trouble when he does find it.
There’s simply too much going in Thomas’ favor right now for him not to win this week at TPC Boston. Look for him to claim his fourth title of the year this week and for Thomas to remain in the driver’s seat for the FedEx Cup.