Justin Thomas: Well Positioned For Weekend Run at Second PGA

Justin Thomas 2022 PGA Championship
Justin Thomas plays a shot on the 9th hole during the second round of the 2022 PGA Championship at Southern Hills CC on May 20, 2022 in Tulsa, OK. (Photo by Christian Petersen via Getty Images)

Justin Thomas shot a second consecutive round of 67 on Friday and will enter halftime of the PGA Championship in prime position to make a run at a second Wannamaker trophy.

The 28-year-old Kentucky native finished his second set at Southern Hills with a single bogey against four birdies, including a final-hole gain to reach 6-under 134, three shots off the pace of Will Zalatoris (-9).

“Yeah, very pleased,” said Thomas, who won the 2017 PGA Championship. “I felt I played — although I played solid yesterday, I played really, really well today.

“The conditions were obviously very difficult. I stayed very patient, tried to get in my own little world and get in a zone and just tried to execute each shot the best I could.

“I felt we did a great job of that and am glad to have a good round to show for it.”

Thomas will be paired with Bubba Watson in the second to last group on Saturday. They go off at 2:40 pm EST.

Justin Thomas’ Stats

Through 36 holes
Driving: 348.8 yards (28th)
Fairways: 16/28, 57.1% (51st)
Greens: 27/36, 75.0% (2nd)
Putts/GIR: 1.667 (11th)
Scoring: 9 Birdies, 24 Pars, 3 Bogeys (-6)

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