Did Justin Thomas achieve his pre-season targets on PGA Tour in 2022?

Justin Thomas set himself a number of goals at the start of the season and after a tied fifth finish at the Tour Championship, he has revealed his results. 

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Tue, 30 Aug 2022
Did Justin Thomas achieve his pre-season targets on PGA Tour in 2022?

Justin Thomas is one of the most open and honest players on the PGA Tour. Whether he is discussing the LIV Golf Tour or his own game, he'll leave no stone unturned.

Thomas shot scores of 67, 68, 63 and 68 to finish tied fifth at the Tour Championship last weekend. This was his 10th top-10 in 21 starts in 2022 and he also won his second PGA Championship title at Southern Hills

It has been another impressive season for the 29-year-old, but did he meet the targets that he set himself at the start of the season? According to Thomas, was it a successful season?

On Monday, Thomas revealed 13 different targets that he set himself at the start of the season in a post on Instagram. He aimed high and it's fair to say, he should be more than happy with his efforts.

He aimed to secure a win during the season. Tick. He wanted to make the Tour Championship. Tick. He wanted to win at least one major. Tick. He wanted to make the Presidents Cup team. Tick.

He wanted to win four or more times in the season, which he didn't achieve. The American can hardly beat himself up for this. Only Scottie Scheffler managed this feat in what was a once-in-a-lifetime season for the World No.1.

Thomas didn't manage a top-10 in every major. He won the US PGA in a playoff against Will Zalatoris and he finished tied eighth at The Masters, but he failed to finish in the top 30 at The Open and the US Open.

Unfortunately, he didn't achieve his goals in strokes gained in total and strokes gained in putting and he didn't reach the top of the world rankings. After picking up his second major victory, he reached fifth in the world rankings.

Thomas achieved his goal of gaining 0.35 strokes around the green and being in the top 20 in approaching the green from 50 to 75 yards and 75 to 100 yards.

"Year 8 on @pgatour down, another goal list revealed. Had A LOT of good this season, just didn’t have the results to show for it. Plenty of good to build on for the future. Can’t believe how fast the years go by!" Thomas wrote on Instagram.

"I want to thank my entire team for all their hard work and time in pushing me to be my best. It truly is a team effort and I appreciate everything they do to give us the best chance to succeed. A big thank you to my sponsors as well for another great year of support. Time for a little R&R!"

Most importantly, the man from Kentucky worked harder than he's ever done before. His list contained eight green ticks and we suspect more lofty hopes for the new and improved 2023 PGA Tour schedule.