- Justin Thomas seems to have found something with his putting after a chat with a teenager.
- Thomas is using one of his old putters this week at Liberty National and things are rolling well.
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Justin Thomas’ game from tee to green this season has been stellar as he ranks fifth on Tour in strokes gained: tee-to-green and third in strokes gained: approach. It’s when he gets on the green when things go South. His putting has held him back this year, to say the least.
Thomas ranks 112th on Tour in strokes gained: putting. The putter has been ice-cold for the majority of the season outside of his win at The Players and four other Top 10 finishes. He revealed on Thursday at The Northern Trust that he even hurt himself this year practicing his putting so much. This also led him to put away his trusty Scotty Cameron putter he’s used over the years.
Now, that putter is back on the scene at The Northern Trust. During Thursday’s opening round 63, he managed 10 one-putts and zero three-putts. It turns out he can credit putting his old putter back in the bag and finding his stroke again, at least to some degree, to a 15-year-old he chatted with last week.
Thomas saw the junior golfer using a similar model Scotty Cameron at his AJGA event in Louisville and walked over to him. The 15-year-old then practically convinced him to bring back his old putter.
“He was using the putter, pretty much my putter that Scotty Cameron, the line that we kind of came out with, and he was like, you know, when are you going to start using — when are you going to use it again,” Thomas explained. “Are you still using the long neck? I was like, yeah, I am, and I was kind of explaining it, and he’s just like, well, when are you going to start using it again? And I found myself defending myself to this 15-year-old.”
“I’m like, the kid’s got a point, Thomas continued. “They designed a putter after it, maybe I should bring it out. When I brought it out, it looked good, it felt good. Again, a lot of familiar feelings with it.”
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See, even the No. 5 ranked player in the world is searching for something, and he found it via a random 15-year-old at a junior tournament.