Despite winning the PLAYERS Championship back in March, Justin Thomas has endured – by far – the worst season of his PGA Tour career.
On Tuesday at TPC Southwind, ahead of the WGC-FedEx St Jude, defending champion Thomas admitted his season has been a lengthy struggle.
“Other than one week, really one weekend, I’ve had a very poor year in my mind,” said Thomas, who hasn’t posted a single top-10 finish since winning the PLAYERS.
“The results haven’t been there and it’s been the hardest I’ve had to work and the most I’ve struggled, but I’m just working to try to get out of that and I feel like I’ve been a lot closer this last month or so to playing some really, really good golf. It’s just kind of fine tuning it”
He added, “I’m just trying to play some better golf and get more consistent better golf and get myself in contention to win tournaments because I get comfortable when I am there, I just have had a really hard time getting myself there this year.
“Hopefully this week will be a good example of trying to get myself in that spot and then come Saturday and come Sunday, be comfortable and hopefully get it done, but I’ve got to get myself there first.”
Thomas even said if he were to win the final four tournaments, and sweep the FedExCup, his season wouldn’t be considered great, given his poor results in the majors – where he failed to post a single top-10 finish.
“It definitely is harder to look at the year as a whole knowing that I played so poorly in the majors,” continued Thomas. “That’s a huge part of my season. Even if I win these last four events, it won’t be a great season to me because I didn’t win a major.
“It will be a really, really good season, but it’s hard to be great if you don’t win a major.”