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Wyndham Championship: Justin Thomas’ clutch gene has FedEx Cup hopes alive

Wyndham Championship: Justin Thomas’ clutch gene has FedEx Cup hopes alive


The Wyndham Championship is Justin Thomas’ final alternative to get into the FedEx Cup playoffs. With a purpose to make it to subsequent week in Memphis, he must climb into the highest 70 within the playoff standings.

Following a fair par 70 on Thursday, Thomas’ clutch gene kicked in with a improbable spherical when it mattered most.

Thomas carded a 5-under 65, incomes him a spot within the weekend and tied for twenty first.

“I used to be tremendous affected person — I simply hung in there,” Thomas stated. “I preserve believing good things’s going to occur, and it simply hasn’t actually… I really feel like I am very near taking part in some unbelievable golf… It was good to have an excellent day in the present day to place ourselves in a great spot going into the weekend and see what we will do.”

At one level in his spherical on Friday, Thomas sat under the minimize line. However he made three birdies down the stretch to get to 5-under. His chip-in on the par-3 sixteenth was an enormous momentum swing. It was one of many photographs of the day.

“I instructed Bones — we high-fived there. I stated I really feel like I deserve that,” Thomas stated. “I did not hit the perfect 9-iron I’ve ever hit, but it surely landed about 12 toes from the opening, and did not even take into consideration staying on the inexperienced. It is a nasty gap location.”

He bought the fortunate break with that gap. In the meantime, one among his taking part in companions, Shane Lowry, did not. The Irishman putted it off the inexperienced and needed to accept a double bogey.

Thomas held powerful and shot up the leaderboard 48 locations on Friday. Whereas the second spherical wasn’t excellent for him, it did embrace seven birdies and simply two bogeys.

It appears going again to his previous putter was the precise determination for the two-time main winner.

The previous Alabama Crimson Tide golfer made the minimize for the primary time because the Genesis Scottish Open. Thomas has made simply three cuts in his final eight begins. It has been a tough summer season for the 2022 PGA Championship winner, however he’s now sitting within the driver’s seat.

The 30-year-old began at No. 79 within the FedEx Cup factors on Friday. Now he’s projected at No. 75. Thomas wants to complete contained in the top-18 to get into the playoffs.

Savannah Leigh Richardson is a golf workers author for SB Nation’s Enjoying By. You possibly can observe her on Twitter @SportsGirlSL and on Instagram @savannah_leigh_sports for extra golf protection. You should definitely try @_PlayingThrough too.



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