After two early wins, Thomas eyeing new goals

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HONOLULU – Justin Thomas jokes that if anyone ever broke into his cell phone they’d know exactly what his goals are for the year.

It’s a tradition Thomas started long before he arrived on the PGA Tour where he thumbs in a list of things he hopes to accomplish. It’s a private list he doesn’t share and something he said he revisits periodically during the season.


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Thomas, however, is in uncharted waters this season after winning last week’s SBS Tournament of Champions. It was his second victory of the 2016-17 season, he also won the CIMB Classic in October, and may require he crack back open those goals and reassess.

“I've never been to the point where I've achieved them so early, I shouldn't say achieved them, but achieved something so early, if that makes sense,” Thomas said. “Hopefully I'm going back to changing [the list] a little bit, because that means I'm doing some pretty good stuff and pretty amazing things.”

It’s likely Thomas listed a start on the U.S. Presidents Cup team in September and a return to the Tour Championship. He currently ranks second on both the FedEx Cup and Presidents Cup points list.