Justin Thomas
Justin Thomas
25-Year-Old Golfer
2018–19 Fantasy Outlook
Although he finished seventh on the FedEx points list, Thomas was the leading money earner in 2017-18. Prior to the FedEx Cup, that held a lot more prestige, but considering the FedEx bonus is more than anyone earned on the course last season, it obviously has lost some luster. It is an important number for salary cap leagues, however, as Thomas enters this season with the highest price tag. Thomas won three times last season and five times the season prior. He's in the conversation of best golfer alive, and there's no reason to think he falls out of that conversation this season. As mentioned, though, the price tag is too high for salary cap purposes this season. In draft leagues he could go as high as No. 1, but shouldn't fall below third or fourth overall. Read Past Outlooks
T12 at Masters after hole-in-one
April 15, 2019
Thomas fired a two-under 70 in the final round of the Masters Tournament to finish in a tie for 12th place.
The highlight of the week for Thomas was his hole-in-one on the par-3 16th hole on Sunday. Unfortunately at that point he was too far back to challenge for a playoff. This was the best finish in the Masters for the 25-year-old. Thomas currently ranks first on tour in par-5 scoring average, but he was only seven-under-par on the 16 par-5's he faced at Augusta this week. All of them are extremely reachable for a player like Thomas, so he will no doubt look to his performance there as one of the biggest reasons he did not contend on Sunday. He will not be in the field for the RBC Heritage.
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Recent RotoWire Articles Featuring Justin Thomas
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28 days ago
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DraftKings PGA: WGC Match Play
28 days ago
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FanDuel PGA: Valspar Championship
34 days ago
Jon Rahm probably did not earn himself many new fans last Sunday, but at the same time, he may have helped those playing in FanDuel contests this week.
The Players Championship Preview: Keep Molinari on Your Radar
41 days ago
Greg Vara previews this week's Players Championship, which swings back to March once again at TPC Sawgrass where Francesco Molinari should contend.
Past Fantasy Outlooks
There are several words that come to mind when thinking about Thomas' 2016-17 season. Awesome, incredible, impressive and don't forget surprising. Thomas has had the "potential" label for a few years now, but unlike most of his buddies, Thomas had yet to reach his potential. That began to change early in the 2016-17 season as he posted three wins before the month of February. As expected after that third win, the golf world went nuts and Thomas was inserted as the Masters favorite, the FedExCup favorite and a lock for the Hall of Fame. A funny thing happened after that third win though, Thomas' game left him for several months. He obviously found his game before the end of the season and that's why it was so impressive. It would have been easy to get complacent after three wins to start the season, but he battled through a slump that saw him miss three consecutive cuts at one point, to end the season on top of the golf world. With all of that said, there is simply too much talent on the PGA Tour for any one golfer to do what Thomas did last season, in two consecutive seasons.
Thomas' ascension to the top of the PGA Tour ranks has come fast and furious. As a rookie in 2015, Thomas was unable to find a victory or even a top-3 for that matter, but he was able to parlay seven top-10s in to over $2.2 million in earnings. Last season, Thomas won his second start and never looked back. When it was all done, Thomas added three more top-3s on his way to over $4 million in earnings. Thomas appears to be getting better and even though he set the bar pretty high last season, he should be able to improve upon his number this year. In draft leagues, Thomas should go in the 2nd-round.
Thomas has an opportunity to be an absolute stud on the PGA Tour. A part of an Alabama team that won a National Championship, Thomas won the third Web.com Tour Finals event, the Nationwide Children's Hospital Championship, in a playoff for his first win of the year. Coupled with a second, third, fourth, and a fifth, it was an extremely solid year for Thomas, who finished fifth in total season money, will start the 2014-2015 PGA Tour season second on the Reshuffle List, and is in prime position to make a fall charge. Averaging 311.5 yards off the tee and ending the year third in scoring average, fantasy players will want to draft and start this guy early and often: he’s got the making of an absolute young gun.
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T24 in Austin
April 1, 2019
Thomas was eliminated in the group stage of the WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play after going 1-1-1.
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Fails to break 70 at Sawgrass
March 18, 2019
Thomas closed with a two-under 70 to finish in a tie for 35th place at THE PLAYERS Championship.
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Narrowly makes cut at PGA National
March 4, 2019
Thomas closed with a one-over 71 on Sunday at the Honda Classic to finish even-par and tied for 30th.
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Salvages top-10 with Sunday 62
February 24, 2019
Thomas finally got things on track on Sunday, firing a nine-under 62 to move all the way up into solo ninth place at the WGC-Mexico Championship.
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Putter fails him down the stretch
February 17, 2019
Thomas came up one shot shy of J.B. Holmes after a disappointing four-over 75 in the final round of the Genesis Open.
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