Maui Recap

We got what we wanted at the TOC, well not a superstar like Day or Spieth winning. But an upcoming start like Justin Thomas, a player who has definitely proved he belongs out on the PGA Tour. Thomas put on a absolute driving clinic all week, he drove it excellent. Hideki looked like he had a chance there after 15 when Thomas made a double bogey. He faltered down on 17, three putting and Thomas making birdies his hope was gone. But nothing less Hideki played a great tournament a few hiccups that can be fixed and he’ll be right in the hunt next tournament no doubt. Hideki has become one of the top players within recent weeks winning multiple tournaments in the states, China and Japan. Justin Thomas will know become talked about maybe as much as Spieth, since he’s Spieth’s friend. For a long time Thomas got multiple questions about Spieth and how we thought his game was, but now the role might reverse. That is good news for Thomas, as he has now reached number 12 in the official world golf rankings. The way he drove it this week proves he can win anywhere, yes the fairways were massive but you still have to hit it straight.

Other rounds that caught my eye were my friends Jim Herman and Matt they looked like they would be in the hunt all week the way they were putting, but faltered down the stretch. Although Herman made up for his Friday and Saturday rounds with a solid four under round finishing off Sunday tied for twelve. Other included Pat Perez who put up a good run on Sunday finishing tied for third. While Spieth concluded his Sunday round shooting a bogey free 65, he will be going into next weeks Sony as a favorite.


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