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
Ties for 16th at Waialae
January 13, 2019
Thomas fired a four-under 66 on Sunday at the Sony Open to finish 12-under and tied for 16th.
Thomas collected four consecutive scores of 68 or better throughout his week at Waialae, but didn't quite live up to the hype as the tourament's betting favorite. He played the two par-5s in a combined nine-under-par, but hit less than 50 percent of the fairways in regulation. Thomas has now finished T16 or better in three straight starts, but won't be in the field for the upcoming Desert Classic.
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Recent RotoWire Articles Featuring Justin Thomas
FanDuel PGA: Sony Open in Hawaii
14 days ago
Jordan Spieth has been on a cold streak for a few months now, but that actually gives him a bit of added appeal in this week's contests on FanDuel.
Sony Open Preview: Thomas Looks to Capitalize in Hawaii
14 days ago
Greg Vara previews this week PGA Tour stop in Hawaii as Justin Thomas looks to take advantage of a field lacking elite golfers.
Yahoo DFS Golf: Sony Open in Hawaii
15 days ago
Bryson DeChambeau continues rolling along, and he finds himself listed among this week's picks to click in contests on Yahoo.
DraftKings PGA: Sony Open in Hawaii
15 days ago
Gary Woodland's price on DraftKings has reached new heights, but he still earns himself a mention among Len Hochberg's recommendations for this week.
Tournament of Champions Recap: Schauffele Victory Adds New Narrative
16 days ago
Xander Schauffele shot a course-record-tying 11-under 62 Sunday to beat out an elite field and shoot to No. 6 in the world.
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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Another strong showing in Hawaii
January 7, 2019
Thomas dropped an eight-under 65 in the final round of the Sentry Tournament of Champions to finish in solo third place.
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Shoots 70 all four rounds at Hero
December 3, 2018
Thomas finished in a tie for 12th place after shooting a two-under 70 in the final round of the Hero World Challenge.
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Uncharacteristic T36 at CJ Cup
October 23, 2018
Thomas closed with a four-under 68 at the CJ Cup, but overall had an off week that left him in a tie for 36th place.
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Jumps into top-five on Sunday with 64
October 14, 2018
Thomas went out and fired an eight-under 64 in the final round of the CIMB Classic to finish in a tie for fifth place.
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Set to play in Malaysia
October 8, 2018
Thomas (wrist) is listed in the field for this week's CIMB Classic.
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