‘Down the Drain’ – Justin Thomas Rejects the Premier Golf League

Published 05/05/2021, 1:51 PM EDT
Apr 30, 2021; Palm Harbor, Florida, USA; Justin Thomas reacts after his shot on the 1st hole during the second round of the Valspar Championship golf tournament. Mandatory Credit: Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports


Reports about the Premier Golf League resurrecting are true. There have been massive contract offers made, but it does look like the same old picture again. The PGA Tour has certainly earned the loyalty of its players, and Justin Thomas is one of them. The World No. 2 has explicitly discarded the idea for a golf ‘super league.’ 

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There has been immense talk about the Premier Golf League ever since the last couple of days. It was reported that Dustin Johnson, Bryson DeChambeau, and many others have received offers in the $30 million range, and that is some serious money. 

However, the proposed league doesn’t seem to be gaining any stride yet. A few players have already voiced out against it, and Justin Thomas did the same during a recent media availability at the Wells Fargo Championship. 

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“I’m all I personally am about being number one in the world and winning as many majors as I can and winning as many tournaments as I can and doing historical things on the PGA Tour. And if I was to go do that, then all those things go down the drain and I can’t do that,” Thomas reflected on his primary career motive. 

Thomas, 28, is currently sitting atop the FedEx Cup standings and is chasing his second title of the season. The  14-time PGA Tour winner also mentioned that he wants to sustain his prime for ten more years and does not want it to take his game to a completely different tour. 

Justin Thomas pledges loyalty to the PGA Tour

Justin Thomas stated that he’s not been reached with any offers to join the breakaway tour, but does not even want to consider it. The PGA Tour itself offers several perks to the golfers and they’re satisfied with the structure. 

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“I don’t have much interest I mean, I love it out here on the PGA Tour and we’re very fortunate to get to go to some unbelievable places and play for a lot of money and have an opportunity to grow our brands and grow the game of golf and I’m very content and very happy with everything how it’s going here,” Thomas mentioned. 

Golf – The Masters – Augusta National Golf Club – Augusta, Georgia, U.S. – April 10, 2021 Justin Thomas of the U.S. acknowledges the crowd after holing his birdie putt on the 3rd green during the third round REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

It won’t make a difference if the Premier Golf League cared about Justin Thomas or not. Thomas is playing at the Wells Fargo Championship next and will continue competing on the PGA Tour.

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Arjun Athreya

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Arjun Athreya is a senior writer at Essentially Sports and has been contributing since early 2020. Having developed an avid interest in sports at an early age, he pursued a Journalism degree and graduated from Madras Christian College. Arjun manages the Golf division and its content, and primarily covers news pertaining to the NBA as well.

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