The Justin Thomas roller coaster ride continues. He got out of the gate strong in June with back-to-back top 10s. Then came just his second missed cut since June 2019.
He appeared destined for victory in his next start at the Workday Charity Open, only to squander a three-shot lead with three holes to play to upstart Collin Morikawa.
The low scores kept coming with a T-18th again at Muirfield Village. He broke through with a win at the WGC-FedEx St. Jude Invitational, and all seemed right again for the 13-time PGA Tour winner.
He was mine and many others’ pick to win his second PGA Championship. The roller coaster lost steam as he finished T-37th and followed with T-49th at The Northern Trust.
With two more majors left in 2020, I envision JT regrouping quickly as he’s shown to do.
This will be the former Alabama Crimson Tide’s debut at Olympia Fields. He is, however, the defending BMW Champion. Thomas took apart another Illinois club in Medinah to the tune of 25-under for a three-shot victory.
Thomas ranks first on Tour in strokes gained approach (1.073) and is top-25 in everything else but putting. The Kentuckian should at least be well versed rolling it on bentgrass greens like we’ll see this week.
Despite a poor start to the playoffs, the FedEx Cup is still right in front of him with a good week at the BMW.