Justin Thomas to tee of at the 2017 Waste Management Phoenix Open

Justin Thomas | GolfWeek.com

Justin Thomas | GolfWeek.com

Justin Thomas is making his first start in two weeks since he swept Hawaii after he won the SBS Tournament of Champions at Kapalua by three strokes and the Sony Open by seven. In the Sony Open, he forced his way into the sub 60 club, shooting a 59 in the opening round, and then went on to post the PGA Tour 72 hole low record (-27). Before that, he defended his 2015 title in the CIMB Classic in Malaysia in November by winning the tournament again by three strokes over Hideki Matsuyama.

To make a long story short: Thomas has been far and away the best player on the planet this season.

After cashing out in Hawaii, Thomas leads the FedEx Cup Standings and has risen to No. 8 in the Official World Golf Rankings, and he looks to continue his dominance when he tees off at the Waste Management Phoenix Open at TPC Scottsdale.

The 23-year-old and 2011 St.X graduate will make his third start in the event. Last year, Thomas missed the cut, however, he finished T-17th in 2015. The expectations will be much higher this year, and many fans, especially Tiger Nation, will be tracking his every move.

Thomas will be paired with Phil Mickelson and Adam Hadwin in Round 1 and they will tee off tomorrow  at 3:07 P.M. Other golfers to watch at the event will be Hideki Matsuyama, Matt Kuchar, Rickie Folwer, Bubba Watson, Jordan Spieth, and Farmers Insurance winner Jon Rahm.

You can follow Thomas’ progress on the Golf Channel, and I’ll try to give as many updates as I can on Twitter.

Good Luck to our man JT!

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Posted on February 1, 2017, in Former Tigers, Tiger Golf, WSTX Sports and tagged . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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