‘Scare With Melanoma Was a Real Wake-Up Call’: Justin Thomas Launches a New Brand

Published 05/14/2022, 5:30 PM EDT
PALM HARBOR, FLORIDA – MARCH 19: Justin Thomas of the United States reacts on the 17th green during the third round of the Valspar Championship on the Copperhead Course at Innisbrook Resort and Golf Club on March 19, 2022 in Palm Harbor, Florida. (Photo by Julio Aguilar/Getty Images)

Taking care of one’s skin is very important while playing outdoor sports. The same holds for golf as the players spend most of their time in scorching heat that can damage their skin. Moreover, Justin Thomas recently released a new line of products in the market that can protect every golf enthusiast from the harmful rays of the Sun.

The American professional has introduced his own line of sunscreen, called WearSPF. Moreover, the sun care products came out while the world is observing the Skin Cancer and Melanoma Awareness Month. On top of that, the WearSPF range will be available online on wearspf.com. At the same time, consumers can also purchase it on Amazon, and it will be up for grabs also in golf pro shops.

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The development of the product is very personal to Thomas. In 2019, his dermatologist discovered a mole on Justin’s calf, which later turned out to be a melanoma. Thanks to early detection, it was surgically removed. But it left him with a scar and a close call with severe disease. As a result, all of this inspired Justin to roll out the new product line.

Golf – The Masters – Augusta National Golf Club – Augusta, Georgia, U.S. – April 10, 2022, Justin Thomas of the U.S. reacts after making birdie on the 7th green during the final round REUTERS/Brian Snyder

Moreover, Thomas also spoke about the same in a statement. He said, “My scare with melanoma was a real wake-up call for me and why I decided to partner with veteran consumer goods managers to launch WearSPF.” Through the new product, Justin is on a mission to get individuals of all age groups to apply, and re-apply sunscreen.

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The WearSPF range includes a sunscreen spray that is a water-resistant, broad-spectrum SPF 50 sports spray for the face and body. Along with mineral sunscreen, a lotion for the dace and body, sunscreen sports stick(SPF 50), sunscreen lip balm (broad-spectrum UVA/UVB SPF 300), and an after-sun cleanser.

Apart from these few products, the company is also thinking of rolling out a new product soon. The product is an Essential Sunscreen SPF 50, a hybrid SPF 50 lotion for the face and body. Moreover, the proceeds of every sale of the WearSPF will go directly to the Justin Thomas Foundation. As a result, it’s for a noble cause if one buys it. Will you buy it?

How did Justin Thomas finish at the 2022 Masters?

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The 29-year-old professional made a strong finish at the 2022 Masters. Moreover, he ended the event with an overall score of one-under-par. As a result, Thomas finished in tied eighth position after the final round on Sunday. Justin carded a final round of even-par, 72 to finish inside the top 10 on the leaderboard.

Golf – The Masters – Augusta National Golf Club – Augusta, Georgia, U.S. – April 4, 2022 Tiger Woods of the U.S. with Fred Couples and Justin Thomas walk on the 8th fairway during a practice round REUTERS/Brian Snyder

His round of 72 included three birdies and one bogey on the opening nine holes. As a result, Thomas moved out in two-under-par, 34. He made three bogeys, three birdies, and one double-bogey on the back nine to end his final round. How will he play at the 2022 PGA Championship next week?

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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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