Champion of the FedEx Cup Justin Thomas commenced his first outing at the CJ Cup’s South Korea PGA Tour on Thursday with an opening Hole Bogey.
John soon picked up the pace as he led the way after carding a pair of eagles in a nine-under round of 63 and seven birdies.
The Korea PGA Tour taking place at Jeju’s resort Island on the course of Nine Bridges has seen Thomas triumphing over three players including Patrick Reed and Marc Leishman, with three strokes to spare at the end of the day.
After Jayson Day carded a 4-under 68 the previous world number one stop remains adrift by five strokes. While in the third event in the 2017-18 fixture time-frames, Adam Scott and Paul Casey carded matching even-par 72s.
While Veteran K.J Choi was further back with a shot, the home players pick was Kim Whee with a 68.
After being absent for 2 years due to military obligations, Bae-Sang Moon galvanized his comeback with a one-under seventy-one.
In a chat with media correspondents, Thomas scolded himself for not taking the “shot” opportunity he had on the last 9 holes, he accused himself of playing below his standards.
Perfect Campaign For Thomas
According to him, pairing his last hole would have left a sour taste in his mouth while striding off the golf course.
In a perfect campaign for the American, he successfully grabbed the $10m designated to the winner, when he received the FedEx Cup Championship crown. The United States still maintains its hold on the President’s Cup, thanks to Thomas’s professionalism on the golf course.
Thomas made it clear after struggling with his wedge play on Thursday that he wasn’t attaching a lot of priority to technique; only to his driving form.
He said his basic tactic is to swing hard whenever he hits a driver.