Many people believe that 2020 will be the year of Justin Thomas and he's certainly backing that statement up, winning the first event of 2020, the Sentry Tournament of Champions.
Thomas beat Xander Schauffele and Patrick Reed in a playoff to win the 12th PGA Tour title of his career, more than any player under the age of 30.
Holding a two-shot lead with just three holes to play, JT looked comfortable, but two late bogeys put him under pressure and he relied on his opponents missing putts at the 18th and also throughout the playoff, which went to a third extra hole.
“The emotions and how I was winning and then I was barely winning and then I was losing and then I barely got in a playoff… that takes a lot out of you. I probably don't seem as elated as I might be or as I would hope to be,” Thomas said.
“It means a lot. A decent amount of them I got fortunate like I did today. That's what happens when you win. Stuff goes your way.
“It's not supposed to be that hard. I know it's hard, but I made it about five times as hard as it needed to be. Obviously you have to play well and make some putts and hit some shots, but at the end of the day, you need stuff to go your way, and it definitely did today, and it feels great.
“It's another one down. I want to keep building on that, and I feel like I'm really just trying to get better every year, and we're improving in some of the right areas. Next week we will try to get to 13.”
What's in the bag of the Sentry Tournament of Champions winner?
- Titleist TS3 Driver | 9.5° | Mitsubishi Diamana ZF 60TX
- Titleist TS3 3 Wood | 15°
- Titleist 915 Fd 5 Wood | 18°
- Titleist U500 2 Iron
- Titleist T100 4 Iron
- Titleist 620 MB Irons | 5-9
- Titleist Vokey SM7 Wedges | PW, 52° & 56°
- Titleist SM6 Wedge | 60°
- Scotty Cameron X5 Putter
- Titleist Pro V1x Ball