Five Years ago, Justin Thomas sat on the back porch at the Harbour Town Golf Links clubhouse and sounded like a 22-year-old who wanted to fast forward to his future.
Thomas had one PGA Tour victory – the CIMB Classic in late 2015 – but his long-time friend, Jordan Spieth, had already won seven times, including two major championships.
Justin Thomas at the 2015 CIMB Classic, his first PGA Tour victory Photo: Stanley Chou, Getty Images
“I would like to be a lot farther along in the process than I am,” Thomas said that April day. “A lot more times in contention, more wins for sure.
“I feel like I’ve not underachieved, I’ve done a lot of great things, but I feel like there are things I could have done better and done more of. It doesn’t help with some of the things the other young guys are doing and being reminded every week in the media of what they’re doing and I haven’t done this or done that. I’m aware of that.”
Again, Thomas was 22, an age when many of his peers were finishing college and chasing their first jobs. He w...
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