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Justin Thomas Keep His Season Alive At Wyndham Championship Weekend



Justin Thomas Makes Wyndham Championship Weekend

For Justin Thomas, things are getting close to the finish line. His final chance to play his way into the top 70 comes this week at the Wyndham Championship, which is held outside the FedEx Cup playoff bubble.

The two-time PGA champion advanced into the top 20 of the competition on Friday, doing more than just keeping himself in contention for the postseason.

Thomas needs a finish of alone 18th place or better at Sedgefield to advance to the first PGA Tour playoff in Memphis the following week. Thomas missed the cut in three of the four major championships this season.

But Thomas first needed to spend the weekend at the full-field competition in order to focus on that objective.

Thomas’ first round of even par didn’t do much to establish anything, so on Friday, a good round was necessary to save his season.

On the difficult Donald Ross layout, which is tormenting some of the game’s best players this week, Thomas calmed down at precisely the right time and finished with a five-under 65, scoring seven birdies and just two bogeys.

On the par three 16th hole, he made his final birdie of the day in spectacular fashion. Thomas’s 26-yard field goal sparked a flurry of enthusiasm among the spectators in Greensboro.

In addition to giving Thomas a chance to climb into the top 70 in the FedEx Cup, his performance on Friday will reopen the door for his Ryder Cup captain’s pick.

Thomas’s recent failures in both major tournaments and ordinary PGA Tour competitions have raised concerns about his place on the American team.

Thomas might just require two more strong performances at the Wyndham and entry into the FedEx St. Jude Championship to win over captain Zach Johnson and contend for a position in Rome.

Going into the weekend in Greensboro, Thomas shares the lead with 11 other players at 5 under. He trails four-time PGA Tour champion Russell Henley, who is playing alone, by seven shots.

Henley is one shot ahead of Billy Horschel at 11 under, who also needed a solid week to qualify for the FedEx Cup playoffs. He rocketed up the leader board on Friday after shooting a career-low round of 62.

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