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As Justin Thomas’ Patriotic American Dream Looks Bleak, Latest Revelation Hints It’s Over

Published 08/22/2023, 12:01 PM EDT

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As the golfing world eagerly anticipates the Ryder Cup captain’s selections, a surprising development has emerged that has ignited much speculation. Justin Thomas, a golfing sensation known for his accuracy, has officially committed to competing in the Fortinet Championship, which is set to take place from September 14th to 17th.

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With this unexpected commitment coming just two weeks after the Ryder Cup captain’s picks are announced and a mere fortnight before the prestigious Ryder Cup itself, it appears that the chances for Justin Thomas to make the Ryder Cup team are now as good as over. Let’s dive into the story.

Is Justin Thomas Aiming for Closure?


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Amidst the uncertainty surrounding the final roster of Team USA for the Ryder Cup, Justin Thomas’ commitment to the Fortinet Championship could symbolize the closing chapter of his Ryder Cup aspirations.

The timing aligns with the conclusion of his bid for the coveted spot in Team USA, and his participation in this event might serve as a last-ditch effort to showcase his capabilities, more for self-respect than anything else.


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Thomas is using the Fortinet Championship as an opportunity to fine-tune his skills, assess his form, and make any necessary refinements to his game, and prove to the world he is ready to move on from a disappointing season.

His commitment to improve is proof to his dedication to elevating his game to its peak, despite bidding adieu to his hopes of representing Team USA in this year’s Ryder Cup in Rome.

A Message to the Ryder Cup Decision-Maker


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Alternatively, the timing of Justin Thomas’ commitment raises strong questions about his larger intentions, possibly pointing to a calculated strategy. Thomas’ participation in the Fortinet Championship could serve as a calculated message to US Ryder Cup captain Zach Johnson that he is looking ahead, not dwelling on the past.

This calculated move becomes a statement of resilience and a signal toward his unwavering commitment as he juggles this twist in his Ryder Cup narrative. As the countdown to the Ryder Cup continues, all eyes will remain fixed on how this unexpected commitment shapes the trajectory of Thomas’ journey.


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What do you think of Thomas’ move? Do you think there is more to his decision of playing at the Fortinet Championship? Do drop your comments below.

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Roshni Yadav is a new golf writer at EssentiallySports. She is also a national level golfer, putting her golf expertise into her writing. Tiger Woods and Adam Scott happen to be her favorites to watch and learn from.
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