Former Tiger Justin Thomas is playing in the AT&T Byron Nelson this weekend, and he happens to know the person he is paired with rather well. Thomas is paired with good friend and Masters Champion Jordan Spieth. Thomas and Spieth are also paired with another young star, Brooks Koepka.
Mike McAllister of PGATour.com went into more detail on the two being paired together for the first time in their professional careers.
Thomas is one of just 18 players this season averaging better than 300 yards in driving distance, so he certainly has the length to deal with the 7,166-yard layout.
Plus, he’s been knocking on the door during his rookie season, with five top-10 finishes. Considering that in the last five years, four of the AT&T Byron Nelson champs were first-time TOUR winners, projecting a Thomas win doesn’t seem like a stretch.
Oh, and if it means anything, Thomas shot 9 under during Wednesday’s pro-am.
Thomas said he would give himself a “B, B-minus” this year, but that grade would certainly go up with a victory.
“I feel like I’ve played well and done some great things,” Thomas said, “but there’s still some good areas for improvement. I feel like my results could get better.”
Perhaps some of Spieth’s magic this season will rub off on his good friend.