The Tour Championship this past week capped off a truly breakout season for Justin Thomas. My goodness what a season! He had five wins, captured his first major, and won the big season-ending prize. I don’t think he could have done any more to solidify player of the year. If I had a vote it would be JT no doubt.
Additionally, not that he cares, Justin stepped out of the media-created shadow of Jordan Spieth. We’ve been told about their friendship about a million times, but the SBK crew was always a step behind Jordan in achievements. Thomas solidified himself as an equal this year with all of the success. He is a legit Top 5 player in the world and could be a force for years to come.
One thing I am super excited about is JT’s inclusion in the President’s Cup and more than likely future Ryder Cups. His personality and playing style will be a great addition to the events. He should be a force for years to come.
Many congrats to Justin Thomas! Now that we’ve given him his praise here are some other things on my golf mind.
- I know this is posting after the President’s Cup, but even though I am excited about JT I am not overly thrilled about this particular event. I’ve gotten to a place of golf viewing fatigue. I am in my chill out mode until a few months when I will be anxious for The Masters. So hopefully the US team won 🙂
- I would really like to watch The Skins Game or a mixed-team event in November. I like watching different formats after a full season of 72-hole stroke play. Hopefully these come back in the future.
- Will we see Tiger back in 2017-2018? My guess is no for 2017, but maybe 2018. I’m hopeful he can make some kind of healthy attempt at a comeback. He’s my all-time favorite and I just want him to be able to go out on his own terms.
- Thanks for reading! I see the numbers and I am thankful for all of you. It gives me the support to keep creating posts and content.