Justin Thomas Was Only 9 When he Broke a Course Record Which Belonged to Tiger Woods

Published 01/11/2022, 3:39 AM EST
Tokyo 2020 Olympics – Golf – Men’s Individual – Final – Round 1 – Kasumigaseki Country Club – Kawagoe, Saitama, Japan – July 29, 2021. Justin Thomas of the United States looks on during competition. REUTERS/Toby Melville


Justin Thomas is an American golfer who was born in Louisville, Kentucky, United States. Thomas is famous for his big-hitting and powerful footwork.  Justin was just nine years old when he broke the course record set by Tiger Woods. Thomas broke the course record in a practice round of the Junior World Championship. It was an executive course.

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Justin spoke about his first-course record after his third round at the Sentry Tournament of Champions. He broke the course record at the Plantation Course in the third round.

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Jun 20, 2021; San Diego, California, USA; Justin Thomas waves to the crowd after putting on the first green during the final round of the U.S. Open golf tournament at Torrey Pines Golf Course. Mandatory Credit: Michael Madrid-USA TODAY Sports/Reuters

Justin Thomas About his first-course record

Justin Thomas started his 2022 season at the Sentry Tournament of Champions. Thomas is a former World No. 1 who would’ve hoped to have a positive start to the 2022 campaign.

Notably, he broke the course record for the Plantation Course at Kapalua. He shot a 61, 12 under par in the third round of the Sentry Tournament of Champions. However, Jon Rahm equaled Justin’s record in the same round.

Watch this story: 2022 Sentry Tournament of Champions prize money breakout.

In an interview later, Justin spoke about the first time he broke a course record. He said, “Yes. A Junior World practice round. I can’t remember the name of the golf course. It was, I was like probably nine years old. It was like an executive course.”

 

 

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The reporter also asked him was it in San Diego, to which, Justin answered, “Yeah. I don’t know. It was, but I just remember because Tiger had the course record, and I remember beating him and it was like the coolest thing obviously I had ever done at that time. Something tells me it’s not still standing. But I know I was, that was the first one I had ever broken, and I was pretty pumped about that.” 

The reporter asked him whether he mentioned it to Tiger Woods. Thomas replied, “I haven’t because it’s just, he’s going to say something back like, and make me feel about this big, so.”

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Justin Thomas put the par 73 golf course on fire with no difficulties. His iron game and driving looked to be good, putting him in contention if he went low on Sunday.

Justin Thomas’s 61 recap

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The 2022 Sentry Tournament of Champion’s third round was quite fascinating. JT, as he is famously called, carded a round of 61, 12 under par. He made the turn with a 31 and went on to shoot 30 in the back nine. JT struggled in the first few rounds but showed no signs of stopping in the third round.

As a result, he had no bogeys on his card for the third round. All in all, the tournament belonged to Australian golfer Cameron Smith, who created history by winning the Sentry Tournament of Champions.

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Bazif Qadri

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Bazif Qadri is a Golf writer at EssentiallySports. Currently pursuing BSC Economics Hons, Bazif is a golf enthusiast. Not only a fan, but he is also an avid golfer himself.

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