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Best 2017 re­sults

Won CIMB Classic, Tour­na­ment of Cham­pi­ons, Sony Open, US PGA Cham­pi­onship and Dell Tech­nolo­gies Cham­pi­onship.


Scotty Cameron by Titleist Fu­tura X5.

How he does it

It has been a ca­reer-best sea­son for Justin Thomas with five vic­to­ries, in­clud­ing his first ma­jor ti­tle at the PGA Cham­pi­onship. While much has been made about his game from tee-to-green, his in­cred­i­ble im­prove­ment on the greens should not be over­looked as playing a ma­jor role in his suc­cess. In 2016, he ranked 124th in the per­cent­age of one-putts on the PGA Tour. The FedEx Cup Cham­pion of 2017 ranked No.2 in the same cat­e­gory this year. Of the 1,422 holes he played in 2017, Thomas one-putted 43.67 per­cent of them – that’s 621 one-putts.

So it’s not sur­pris­ing when you roll it that well you might rank sec­ond in birdies per round (4.48) and have a scoring average of 69.359. It might also ex­plain why he won $9,921,560 and led the money list.

There’s noth­ing un­ortho­dox about Thomas’ set-up and putting stroke. He’s tech­ni­cally rock solid and if there is one thing ev­ery am­a­teur golfer should copy about this putting stroke it’s the po­si­tion of his head, or more im­por­tantly, his eyes over the ball. If your eyes aren’t over the ball it com­pro­mises your abil­ity to see the line of the putt.

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