Thomas Qualifies for ’14 U.S. Open
Former Tiger Justin Thomas has qualified for the 2014 U.S. Open. This will be Thomas’ first major tournament when he hits the links at Pinehurst Resort and Country Club from June 12-15.
As an amateur, Thomas missed the field a year ago by one shot after finishing his round with a pair of bogeys. This year, he ended with a par to stay at 5-under in the Columbus, Ohio, qualifier.
“It’s cool to finish in the same spot and do that,” Thomas told The Associated Press. “I played so well last year and those last two holes were the difference. This’ll be my first major, and I’m looking forward to a great experience.”
16 competitors from Thomas’ qualifier made the cut, but the competitions were staged all across the country in what’s known as the “longest day in golf.”
Thomas, now a full-time player on the developmental Web.com Tour, is seventh through nine events played in earnings with $162,798. He’s finished as high as second in the El Bosque Mexico Championship in April and missed just one cut.