Thomas Detry is one of a handful of European players/DP World Tour players making their Honda Classic debuts this week.
While course familiarity is not on the Belgian’s side this week, good form is. Detry has been trending toward picking up his first career PGA Tour win.
Between the DP World Tour and PGA Tour, he’s made 12 consecutive cuts dating back to the Korn Ferry Tour Championship. Even that MC was fairly inconsequential as Detry already had his PGA Tour card locked up with T-4th in the first KFT Finals event.
In his current streak, Detry owns three top-10s and three more top-15s. The former Illinois Fighting Illini posted his PGA Tour high finish at the 2022 Butterfield Bermuda Championship where he took solo second just a shot behind Seamus Power.
Detry fared alright last week at his first designated event on the PGA Tour with T-33rd at the Genesis Invitational.
The 30-year-old is 34th this season in total strokes gained per round (.855). Detry’s got a solid overall game and is gaining strokes in every category.
It won’t be as big of an asset this week, but he can hit the ball far, ranking 24th in driving distance (309.6).
It’s okay to lay back this week off the tee. Especially since Detry is accurate from the short grass, ranking 28th in proximity from the fairway (30’4”).
Detry has been playing like he’s worthy of making his first European Ryder Cup team. This week, he’ll look to replicate what potential teammate Sepp Straka did at the 2022 Honda Classic.