Justin Thomas has three wins on the season, but number four will not be coming in Palm Harbor, Florida. Thomas shot a second round 3-over 74 and missed the cut.
It looked like the 7th ranked golfer in the world had emerged from a one-month funk when he contended at last week’s WGC-Mexico, but after a Friday round that included five bogeys, a double, and a lot of missed putts, Thomas finished +3 for the tournament, and three shots short of making the cut.
After winning in three of his first 5 starts to the new season, the 23-year-old Thomas has now missed the cut in three of his last 5 starts.
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Oddly, in the five tournaments not played in the the U.S. mainland this season, Thomas has performed out of this world (pun intended) with 3 wins, a top-5, a top-25, and not a single CUT.
1 – CIMB, Malaysia
T23 – HSBC, China
1 – SBS, Hawaii
1 – Sony, Hawaii
T5 – WGC, Mexico
But in the five tournaments played in one of the 48 contiguous states Thomas has struggled badly, with just a single top-10 among 3 MISSED-CUTs.
T8 – Safeway, California
MC – Waste Mgt, Arizona
T39 – Genesis, California
MC – Honda, Florida
MC – Valspar, Florida
Joel Cook’s wrap up contributed to this post.