Thomas wins WGC Bridgestone, labels new Titlest driver as "the s***"

Thomas bags ninth PGA Tour title, then heaps praise on his new Titleist TS3 driver.

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Mon, 6 Aug 2018
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Justin Thomas landed the ninth title of his career with a comfortable four-stroke victory at the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational, and then immediately heaped praise on his new Titleist big stick. 


 

Thomas, 25, trusted Titleist's new TS3 driver to record a whopping 329.3 yards off the tee at Firestone. He even recorded a mammoth 394-yarder at the par-4 18th on Sunday just for good measure.

The world number two, who will look to defend his US PGA Championship title this week, also found 75% of the greens in regulation in Akron with his Titleist MB (5-9) and AP2 (4) irons, and Vokey SM6 wedges. 

But it's the driver that is giving Thomas the most satisfaction right now, referring to the TS3 as "the s***"- which in golf slang means high praise.

Thomas has been using the driver for a number of weeks now, making one small tweak at The Open by shortening the shaft one-eighth of an inch to help with centering the hit and maximising his control.

"This club really is the s***," said Thomas.

"I liked it right away. It was a little bit faster, which everybody likes. I'm hitting it in the centre of the club and I drove it, well, I hadn't had that feeling in a while like I had this week.

"When I'm driving it well, I hit those drives like on 8 and 9 and 18 and I just swing as hard as I can and it feels like it's going to do what I want and that's a comfortable feeling, especially here at Akron or Bellerive."

JUSTIN THOMAS: IN THE BAG

Driver: Titleist TS3 (Mitsubishi Diamana BF 60TX), 9.5 degrees

3-wood: Titleist TS3, 15 degrees

5-wood: Titleist 915Fd, 18 degrees

Irons (4): Titleist AP2; (5-9): Titleist MB; (PW): Titleist Vokey SM6

Wedges: Titleist Vokey SM5 (52 degrees); Titleist Vokey SM6 (56, 60 degrees)

Putter: Scotty Cameron by Titleist X5

Ball: Titleist Pro V1x

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