Justin Thomas
2018–19 Fantasy Outlook
Although he finished seventh on the FedEx points list, Thomas was the leading money earner in 2017-18. Prior to the FedEx Cup, that held a lot more prestige, but considering the FedEx bonus is more than anyone earned on the course last season, it obviously has lost some luster. It is an important number for salary cap leagues, however, as Thomas enters this season with the highest price tag. Thomas won three times last season and five times the season prior. He's in the conversation of best golfer alive, and there's no reason to think he falls out of that conversation this season. As mentioned, though, the price tag is too high for salary cap purposes this season. In draft leagues he could go as high as No. 1, but shouldn't fall below third or fourth overall. Read Past Outlooks
Jumps into top-five on Sunday with 64
October 14, 2018
Thomas went out and fired an eight-under 64 in the final round of the CIMB Classic to finish in a tie for fifth place.
The two-time champion at the CIMB Classic was finally able to put it all together in the final round. He carded an eagle, seven birdies, and just one bogey on Sunday. Thomas would finish the week T34 in greens in regulation and T17 in putts per GIR. He was coming in off a strong showing at the Ryder Cup when he went 4-1. After another stellar season in 2018 when he posted three wins and 20 top-25's in 23 starts, Thomas should see similar results in the 2018-19 PGA Tour season as well. He will be defending his title at the CJ Cup next week.
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
There are several words that come to mind when thinking about Thomas' 2016-17 season. Awesome, incredible, impressive and don't forget surprising. Thomas has had the "potential" label for a few years now, but unlike most of his buddies, Thomas had yet to reach his potential. That began to change early in the 2016-17 season as he posted three wins before the month of February. As expected after that third win, the golf world went nuts and Thomas was inserted as the Masters favorite, the FedExCup favorite and a lock for the Hall of Fame. A funny thing happened after that third win though, Thomas' game left him for several months. He obviously found his game before the end of the season and that's why it was so impressive. It would have been easy to get complacent after three wins to start the season, but he battled through a slump that saw him miss three consecutive cuts at one point, to end the season on top of the golf world. With all of that said, there is simply too much talent on the PGA Tour for any one golfer to do what Thomas did last season, in two consecutive seasons.
Thomas' ascension to the top of the PGA Tour ranks has come fast and furious. As a rookie in 2015, Thomas was unable to find a victory or even a top-3 for that matter, but he was able to parlay seven top-10s in to over $2.2 million in earnings. Last season, Thomas won his second start and never looked back. When it was all done, Thomas added three more top-3s on his way to over $4 million in earnings. Thomas appears to be getting better and even though he set the bar pretty high last season, he should be able to improve upon his number this year. In draft leagues, Thomas should go in the 2nd-round.
Thomas has an opportunity to be an absolute stud on the PGA Tour. A part of an Alabama team that won a National Championship, Thomas won the third Web.com Tour Finals event, the Nationwide Children's Hospital Championship, in a playoff for his first win of the year. Coupled with a second, third, fourth, and a fifth, it was an extremely solid year for Thomas, who finished fifth in total season money, will start the 2014-2015 PGA Tour season second on the Reshuffle List, and is in prime position to make a fall charge. Averaging 311.5 yards off the tee and ending the year third in scoring average, fantasy players will want to draft and start this guy early and often: he’s got the making of an absolute young gun.
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Set to play in Malaysia
October 8, 2018
Thomas (wrist) is listed in the field for this week's CIMB Classic.
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Battling wrist tendonitis
September 25, 2018
Thomas is dealing with right wrist tendonitis, Golfweek reports.
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T7 finish at TOUR Championship
September 23, 2018
Thomas closed with a one-under 69 to finish in a tie for seventh place at the TOUR Championship.
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Ties for 12th at BMW Championship
September 11, 2018
Thomas closed with a two-under 68 on Monday at the BMW Championship to finish 15-under and tied for 12th.
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Vaults up leaderboard Monday
September 4, 2018
Thomas fired a six-under 65 on Monday at the Dell Technologies Championship to finish seven-under and tied for 24th.
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