Justin Thomas Takes Over Hawaii

Alex Myers discusses the budding star’s dominant start to the PGA Tour season.

Released on 1/17/2017

Transcript

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So Justin Thomas followed up his victory at Kapalua
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with 59, and a wire-to-wire win at Waialae.
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We haven't seen a mainlander have
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such a successful run in Hawaii since Magnum, P.I.
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And Justin actually got rid of his mustache
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before kicking ass across the 50th state. Good call.
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In addition to being the youngest player
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to shoot golf's magic number, Thomas broke
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the PGA Tour's 36 hole and 72 hole scoring records,
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on his way to lapping the field by seven shots
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at the Sony Open.
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The third win in five starts by the 23 year old,
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seems to have caught everyone off guard.
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But perhaps we should have seen this coming.
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After all, J.T. got into golf early
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thanks to his father and coach Mike, a PGA Professional,
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and he developed into somewhat of a child prodigy,
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winning more than 100 tournaments as a junior golfer.
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Just look at the Tiger Woods club twirl
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he had perfected by age ten.
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I probably would have been a PGA Tour star too
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if my dad had been a PGA Professional. Thanks a lot, dad.
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And with Thomas's meteoric rise
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inside the top ten of the Official World Golf Ranking
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to join buddies Jordan Spieth and Rickie Fowler,
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SB2K17 might have a stronger field
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at some PGA Tour fall events.
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Speaking of which, remember when
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every interview with Thomas involved him
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being asked about his friendship with Jordan Spieth?
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I mean, just look at this headline from
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the New York Post last week after Thomas shot 59.
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Well, Jordan, be prepared to answer more questions now
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about your friend Justin.
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