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Justin Thomas: Racking Up Wins & Records

HONOLULU, HI - JANUARY 15:  Justin Thomas of the United States celebrates with the trophy after winning the Sony Open In Hawaii at Waialae Country Club on January 15, 2017 in Honolulu, Hawaii.  (Photo by Sam Greenwood/Getty Images)

Justin Thomas continued to be the man on the PGA Tour this year as he set all kinds of records in his win at the Sony Open. Thomas made it a Hawaiian Double with wins at both the SBS Tournament of Champions and the Sony. And he did it in style becoming the youngest player to shoot 59, followed it with a 64 and then put up matching 65’s on the weekend to win by seven shots . In doing… Continue Reading

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Yowser! Justin Thomas Shoots 59

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Wow! When Justin Thomas gets on a roll he stays on a roll. Fresh off his win at the SBS Tournament of Champions he scorched the Waialae Country Club course with a record setting 59. Record setting because the 23 year old pro is now the youngest player ever to card a 59. Thomas’s round included 8 birdies, 1 bogey and 2 eagles including his eagle putt on his last hole, the ninth to get him to -11 for the… Continue Reading

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Justin Thomas Takes Tournament of Champions

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The first PGA Tournament of 2017 is in the books and Justin Thomas has another notch on his belt with his win at the SBS Tournament of Champions. Thomas, just 23 is another of the young guns on tour that have taken over the PGA Tour. He held off the hottest player in the world, Hideki Matsuyama, who was shooting for his fourth straight world wide win. This is his third win but just is his first win on America… Continue Reading

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Winners ‘Round the World

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There were some big happenings around the world in golf this weekend as players follow the sun as 2016 winds down. In Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Justin Thomas staged a final round comeback to successfully defend his title at the CIMB Classic. Thomas was money for the first two rounds (64, 66) and led the tournament until a horrid streak at the turn during the third round where he dropped four strokes to par over three holes. But he found his… Continue Reading

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Saturday Swing Tip: Smash It Like Justin Thomas

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Justin Thomas has made a big splash on the PGA Tour with his booming drives and his Spring Break Trips with Jordan Spieth, Smylie Kaufman and Rickie Fowler. He crushes the ball with his driver and here he offers a tip on how to get the most out of the big dawg. Here we get some of the scientific reasons behind Justin’s 300 yard plus drives.  And he gets all that distance from his slight 145 pound frame.  Pound for… Continue Reading

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The OPEN Day One: Birds & Bogeys

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What a great day at the Open Championship. And that was just the weather the low scoring and Philly Mick threatening the low score at a major championship was an added bonus. Royal Troon was ripe for the taking and taken it was but Friday the forecast calls for typical Scottish weather so the odds of a low scoring round like today aren’t looking good. Here are some birdies and bogeys and from round one of the Open. Birdies… Phil… Continue Reading

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Jack Nicklaus Plays Host at The Memorial Tournament

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Jack Nicklaus is the gracious host this week as the PGA Tour gathers at his Muirfield Village course for The Memorial Tournament. The high regard in which Nicklaus and his course are held is reflected in the strength of this field. It features Jason Day, Jordan Spieth and Rory McIlroy, the top three golfers in the world who are all coming off wins in their last starts. Many players put this event on their schedules as a show of respect… Continue Reading

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Gary Player & Jack Nicklaus May Be Partying with the Kids

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Gary Player was as competitive a golfer as there ever was on this planet.  No player ever got so much from such a small package.  He won nine major championship and hundreds of golf tournaments on a dozen different tours. And he’s still a feisty son of a gun. I think he may have been a bit put off by all the attention that Jordan Spieth, Justin Thomas, Rickie Fowler and Smylie Kaufman were getting from their SB2K16 escapades. Well,… Continue Reading

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Ten Things I Think

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1. Golf Digest is once again the target of LPGA fans because this month Paige Spiranac graces their cover. While Spiranac is attempting to make it to the LPGA her game is still a long way off but her popularity far exceeds her game. She is what you would call an “internet sensation” with over 670,000 Instagram followers, most of which are between the ages of 15-30. Now that’s the demographic that Golf Digest and the game itself needs to… Continue Reading

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Michael Greller: Team Spieth Will Be Fine

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We all have watched Jordan Spieth for the past three years on the PGA Tour and I would like to say we watched him grow up but that’s not the case. Spieth was a mature adult long before he won at the John Deere Classic in 2013. And as amazing as his rise to the top of the golf world is his maturity, humility and total understanding that he isn’t the center of the universe and that other people matter… Continue Reading

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