Justin Thomas Reveals How He Celebrated His 28th Birthday

Published 04/30/2021, 11:30 AM EDT
Golf – The Masters – Augusta National Golf Club – Augusta, Georgia, U.S. – April 11, 2021 Justin Thomas of the U.S. reacts after holing his birdie putt on the 2nd hole during the final round REUTERS/Mike Segar


Justin Thomas is a part of the field at the 2021 Valspar Championship. JT is in good form and displayed a terrific performance in Round 1 on Thursday. Co-incidentally, April 29 was also Thomas’ birthday, and the golfer had a chat with the media about how the celebrations went. 

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Justin Thomas had the perfect start to his 28th birthday. Not only was he on the field competing at the 2021 Valspar Championship, but Thomas started his first-round proceedings with a brilliant eagle putt. 

As for his game, Thomas would’ve been quite happy with how he performed on his birthday. He finished with a 2-under 69 and made three birdies in the round. Furthermore, Justin Thomas informed the media about how he celebrated before heading to the Copperhead Course. 

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“It’s been good. I woke up and played with my dog and had a smoothie and came out here. But that’s a pretty normal birthday on the PGA TOUR just playing golf,”  Thomas mentioned. 

Apr 29, 2021; Palm Harbor, Florida, USA; Justin Thomas reacts after missing a putt for birdie on the 7th green during the first round of the Valspar Championship golf tournament. Mandatory Credit: Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports

Well, that’s just how an average PGA Tour golfer spends his birthday every year. If there’s a tournament, that becomes the first priority and nothing else. 

Justin Thomas names major area for improvement in his game

Justin Thomas got off to a good start at the challenging Copperhead Course. The 2021 Players Championship winner gained valuable spots on the leaderboard with his performance. However, Thomas does have a few areas that he wants to perfect at the 2021 Valspar Championship. 

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“I’m going to go hit some putts. Like I said, I felt like I hit a lot of really quality putts, good putts, a couple maybe had a little bit more speed. The greens are bumpy in the afternoon, you’re going to get that any time you’re in the afternoon wave, they’re always going to be a little bit bumpier than the morning,” Thomas stated

Getting off to a good start is the key to playing well at the Copperhead Course. Thomas made 11/18 greens in regulations with a driving accuracy of 84.62%. The 14-time PGA Tour winner has a real chance to win the 2021 Valspar Championship. Can he deliver? 

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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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