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Justin Thomas reveals shape with new motive force, strikes into Fortinet competition

Justin Thomas talked just lately about taking possession of his swing. That swing labored somewhat smartly on Friday when Thomas shot 5-under 67 to transport into competition on the Fortinet Championship.

Thomas, coming off his worst season as a professional, mentioned he were given “it round once I didn’t have a lot” within the opening spherical at Silverado, carding a 69.

After a brief however environment friendly vary consultation Thursday afternoon, Thomas made six birdies and one bogey in Spherical 2, transferring inside 4 pictures of co-leaders S.H. Kim and Sahith Theegala.

“My leave out is correct and that’s from getting caught beneath it, simply roughly no longer an overly blank transition. It’ll get a bit of lengthy with the driving force and simply roughly get caught beneath, after which from there it’s simply numerous timing,” Thomas defined. “So lately simply felt like I’m on most sensible of the ball a bit of bit extra, virtually like a pull-cut sort really feel.”

The stats – no longer simply the feels – turn out Thomas proper. He was once T-146 in riding accuracy in Spherical 1 and throughout the most sensible 20 in Spherical 2. He was once 97th in strokes won: off the tee in Rd. 1; 2d in Rd. 2.

He additionally hit 17 of 18 vegetables in legislation on Friday and led the sphere in riding distance, averaging 340 yards on measured tee pictures.

Thomas is the usage of a moderately new, moderately longer Titleist motive force, announcing he’s been running with it for lower than 3 weeks.

“I used to be hitting it in reality, in reality smartly for 2 and a part weeks after which actually Wednesday within the pro-am I simply began no longer hitting it smartly in any respect. I simply hadn’t used it in festival to have the consider and religion in it,” he mentioned.

However after his efficiency on Friday, which installed him place to win his first PGA Excursion tournament because the ’22 PGA Championship, Thomas mentioned:

“If I force it like I did lately, I’ll use it for the remainder of my occupation.”

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