An eagle … for 59 … BANG!
— PGA TOUR (@PGATOUR) January 12, 2017
Just a week after winning the SBS Tournament of Champions, Justin Thomas shoots a 59 at the Sony Open. Yes, that’s right, as the avalanche of young golfing talent continues to grow.
Thomas becomes the fifth player in PGA Tour history to shoot a 59. The only others to do so are Jim Furyk, Paul Goydos, David Duval and Stuart Appleby.
I would also like to mention that, after that last paragraph, my word count was at ’59’. Whoa.
But Thomas has been playing like a beast so far. Between he and Hedeki Matsuyama, there are simply no two guys hotter this early in the fresh new season.
If yet, another 59 isn’t an indication of how good golfers continue to get, then I don’t know what is. Plus, guys like Thomas are a lot of fun to follow on social media which is great for the younger audiences.
At one point, it seemed like we only had two or three players that were very good. Now, it feels like we have a thousand, and Thomas and Matsuyama can be added to the list.
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— Skratch (@Skratch) December 14, 2016
Hope you’re keeping warm this holiday season and are dreaming about those wondrous rounds of golf. However, with the college football season wrapping up, and the college basketball season well underway, I thought this was absolutely fitting.
While showing some highlights of young PGA Tour star Justin Thomas, the clever minds of Skratch TV put the amazing pipes of Gus Johnson over them. A tweet by Thomas himself wishing that Johnson covered golf and broadcasted his rounds fueled this beautifully produced clip.
One part that had my dying in laughter was at the 34 second mark. A simple toss of the golf ball to Thomas turned into a wild call from Johnson and the crowd going bonkers. That was hysterical.
Christmas is a great chance to talk about golf, even in the off-season. Nothing brings everyone together quite like golf and Christmas, and I hope this clip from Skratch can make your face light up with glee.
Because remember, even when things seem down, there is always something that will bring a smile to our faces. Golf is one of those wonderful gifts that we can always be appreciated of this holiday season.
So, from the bottom of my heart, I wish you and yours a very happy and safe Merry Christmas. May your golf dreams come true and just be careful where you swing that shiny new wedge of yours!
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Went back to the GC studio and Chris DiMarco was “taken aback” by this and incredulous. New era 🇺🇸🇺🇸 https://t.co/E4nzIQCJH5
— Brendan Porath (@BrendanPorath) January 5, 2016
During an interview at the Hyundai Tournament of Champions in Maui, Rookie of the Year runner-up (Although many say he was robbed) Justin Thomas would rather win a Ryder Cup than a major championship.
The second year pro won his first tournament last year at the CIMB Classic, defeating possible future hall of famer, Adam Scott. In four major opportunities last year, Thomas only made the cut once.
In an interview that I had did a couple of years ago, Kenny Perry said that he too preferred the Ryder Cup over the major championships. Proof, that the Ryder Cup might be a little more important than you think.
We’ll see how the fun unfolds at Hazeltine later this year but obviously, you and I both are very excited about the majors this year.
Good to have you back golf!
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