Justin Thomas
Justin Thomas
26-Year-Old Golfer
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Out
Injury Wrist
Est. Return 5/20/2019
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
Withdraws from Bethpage
Wrist
May 13, 2019
Thomas (wrist) has withdrawn from the PGA Championship.
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Thomas had withdrawn from the Wells Fargo Championship with the same wrist injury and was in the field set to make his return at Bethpage, but instead had to withdraw once again when the injury proved too much. He'll be replaced in the field by Kelly Kraft and is currently without an estimated return date.
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
2017
2016
2015
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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Returning from wrist issue at Bethpage
May 13, 2019
Thomas (wrist) is listed in the field for this week's PGA Championship.
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Dealing with wrist injury
Wrist
May 1, 2019
Thomas was forced to withdraw from the Wells Fargo Championship because of a wrist injury, according to Golfweek.
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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.
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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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