That is a one-in-a-million shot for him: Justin Thomas tops shot, tosses club

By: Nick Piastowski

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Justin Thomas on Saturday after his second shot on the tenth gap on the Renaissance Membership.

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Justin Thomas, throughout Saturday’s third spherical of the Scottish Open, cold-topped his second shot on the par-5 tenth on the Renaissance Membership. On his follow-through, the world’s third-ranked participant tossed his 3-wood down the green. Twitter responded in form:

The emojis:

The hand on the brow one. The laughing one.

The remark:

“Ready for the inexperienced to clear and topping a 3 wooden shortly after isn’t what I had in thoughts. Protected to say I hit a couple of 3 w’s on the vary after my spherical.”

Ready for the inexperienced to clear and topping a 3 wooden shortly after isn’t what I had in thoughts. Protected to say I hit a couple of 3 w’s on the vary after my spherical 🤦🏽‍♂️🤣

The commenter? Sure, Thomas. He owned it. When you can’t chortle at your self on Twitter, who are you able to chortle at? Inside an hour of his tweet (a quote tweet of a video of the shot posted by the Golf Channel’s Shane Bacon), others had been clearly amused, too, by his self-deprecation: The tweet had over 200 retweets and practically 5,000 likes.

The punchline had come a couple of hours earlier.

Thomas had hit his tee shot down the green, waited for the threesome forward of him to go away the inexperienced, then rocketed the ball a few yard off the bottom and about 100 ahead, and it ended up in a fairway bunker. On his follow-through, he launched each of his fingers from his 3-wood, and it twirled down the green.

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“Whoa,” somebody within the background mentioned.

“WOW! That could be a one-in-a-million shot for him,” an announcer on the Golf Channel broadcast mentioned. “I imply, and so they’re dangerous odds.”

Thomas, who practically hit his dad and swing coach, Mike, with an strategy shot within the first spherical, would bogey the outlet, and he’d shoot a one-under 70. Coming into Sunday’s closing spherical, he’s 5 pictures behind chief Thomas Detry.

“I believe he missed the grooves on the heel aspect there,” the announcer mentioned on the Golf Channel mentioned as a replay of the shot was proven. “He’s loving us taking part in this in slo-mo as properly.”

“Oh, that’s terrific because the membership is waggling away the ball is diving into the bunker,” one other announcer mentioned.

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Nick Piastowski is a Senior Editor at and Golf Journal. In his function, he’s answerable for enhancing, writing and creating tales throughout the golf area as he makes an attempt to unlock the best way to hit the golf ball a bit straighter and a bit farther. When he’s not doing that, the Milwaukee native might be taking part in the sport, hitting the ball left, proper and quick, and consuming a chilly beer to clean away his rating. You’ll be able to attain out to him about any of those matters — his tales, his sport or his beers — at [email protected]

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