Justin Thomas on eve of major: "It sucks, there's no other way to say it"

Justin Thomas has opened up on his frustration at not having achieved more in his PGA Tour career on the eve of the 2024 US PGA Championship.

Justin Thomas
Justin Thomas

PGA Tour star Justin Thomas has revealed his frustration at not having achieved more in his professional career on the eve of the 2024 PGA Championship

Thomas opened up on the subject in an interview with The Times of London. 

The 31-year-old still finds himself in an unfamiliar situation ahead of the second men's major of the year. 

Clearly, as a former world number one, two-time major champion and Ryder Cup star, Thomas has the ability to compete with the likes of Scottie Scheffler. 


But consistency has been lacking and, the disaster moments are all too frequent. 

Take, for example, his alarming second round performance at the 2024 Masters where he inexplicably missed the cut of absolutely nowhere. 

Last year it was a familiar tale for Thomas. 

He missed the cut at the 2023 Masters, tied for 65th at the PGA Championship when he attempted to defend his title at Oak Hill, missed the cut again at the U.S. Open and was almost reduced to tears at Royal Liverpool after scores of 82-71 saw him miss the weekend at the 151st Open

Thomas matter-of-factly told The Times: "It sucks. There’s really no other way to say it. 

"At the Open, I’d had a terrible major season, I wanted to play well so badly and then, when it doesn’t just not go well but it goes terribly, it’s just this sad feeling.

"It isn’t as much anger and frustration, it’s just being bummed out. Now what? But that’s the reality of this game. It can be humbling just as much as it can be great.

"[I’m frustrated] because I know I could have achieved more. I’m very competitive and hard on myself — a lot of us on Tour are unfortunately… but I know it’s just one week away from clicking."

Justin Thomas
Justin Thomas

Thomas will head to Valhalla Golf Club this week off the back of a T-21 finish at the Wells Fargo Championship

Before the signature PGA Tour event, he claimed he believed a score between 12-under and 16-under par will likely win the second men's major of the year. 

"We're going to shoot low scores if the greens are soft," he said. 

"It's a lot of long clubs, but just getting the ball up and down around the green, it's night and day different when the greens are firm versus soft, I'd say."

Unsurprisingly, world number one Scheffler is the overwhelming favourite to claim his third major title. 

Rory McIlroy will be standing in his way after he claimed his 26th PGA Tour win over the weekend. 

And Tiger Woods - rocking a fresh new look - also believes he can claim one more major before he hangs it up for good. 

Brooks Koepka is the defending champion and arrives at Valhalla off the back of a record-breaking fourth LIV Golf win in Singapore

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