Justin Thomas Wins on Twitter Over the Weekend

Coming off a high finish at the U.S. Open, which included a record-setting 63 in the third round, Justin Thomas had a surprisingly poor showing at the Travelers Championship in Cromwell, Connecticut, shooting 73-72 and missing the cut by five strokes.

 
One place where Thomas certainly did not struggle this weekend, however, was on Twitter, where he twice made positive news. On Saturday, he hilariously vanquished a twitter troll who called Thomas a derogatory name and then told him to “suck it up”. Then on Sunday, Thomas called Jordan Spieth’s winning playoff hole-out just before it happened.


Bullets

  • Tough Time: Justin Thomas had a miserable first two rounds at the Travelers Championship, missing the cut by five strokes after hitting just 11 of 28 fairways. It was an anomalous showing for Thomas, who has three wins on the season, and leads the tour in birdie average.
  • Twitter Troll: Thomas made news off the course on Saturday, making quick work of a twitter troll who told him to stop making excuses. The troll claimed to have gotten badly sunburnt playing 18 holes the previous day, but was still sucking it up, telling Thomas he had 10 beers on the day, but was still +5 through three holes. Thomas responded with three points, telling him that he “deserved it” for not putting sunscreen on, questioning whether the man had a drinking problem, and then telling him that he appears to be bad at golf.
  • The Swami: Thomas went on to make Twitter news on Sunday as well. As Jordan Spieth was getting ready to take a shot out of a greenside bunker on the first playoff hole, Thomas posted, “Wouldn’t be surprised if ‪@JordanSpieth just holed this bunker shot”. Spieth then holed the bunker shot. Thomas then proceeded to tell Spieth “you’re welcome.”
  • Jordan Jokes: When asked about it during his press conference, Spieth joked that Thomas would have kept making predictions until he got one right.

The Tweets

Joel Cook

Joel Cook is Pro Golf Weekly's Lead Writer.



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