‘Very Poor Year’ – Justin Thomas Laments About Disappointing Season

Published 08/08/2021, 7:00 AM EDT
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


The 2020-21 PGA Tour season will soon come to an end. There are only a handful of events remaining and we saw plenty of action over the last few months. While some might’ve enjoyed playing in this challenging year, others didn’t. World No. 5 Justin Thomas belongs to the latter category. 

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Justin Thomas played well this season, but the 28-year-old is not completely satisfied with how he closed out certain events. For a player of Thomas’ talent, achieving only five Top 10 finishes in 19 starts is not a satisfactory number. 

“The majority of my goals I can no longer accomplish this year, but there are still a handful that I can still accomplish the rest of this year,” Thomas told the media. 

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Golf – Scottish Open – The Renaissance Club, North Berwick, Scotland, Britain – July 11, 2021 Justin Thomas of the U.S. during the final round REUTERS/Russell Cheyne

Justin Thomas is utterly disappointed with his game this season

Just like any other year, Justin Thomas applied maximum effort to get better at golf this season. However, the results weren’t too pleasing, at least not up to the standards that he set for himself before the season began. 

“I’ve had a very poor year in my mind. The results haven’t been there, and it’s been the hardest I’ve had to work and the most I’ve struggled, but I’m just working to try to get out of that and I feel like I’ve been a lot closer this last month or so to playing some really, really good golf,” Thomas said

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Justin Thomas added that the only factor that he is looking at is consistency. This is the key to getting better at golf. Staying consistent can help you bring good results and JT is locked in on winning tournaments at the moment. 

But even though Thomas laments, his season has not been such a downhill rollercoaster. He won the 2021 Players Championship in emphatic fashion, and only missed the cut in two out of 19 events that he played in. 

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Golf is more of a mental game than a physical battle with the club and the ball. Thomas has vast experience and he is treating every tournament as a learning curve to get better. After a poor outing at this year’s Major Championships, the 14-time PGA Tour winner is hoping to get back on track starting next season. 

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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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