Thomas fires Saturday 65 for second straight week


CHARLOTTE, N.C. – For the second consecutive Saturday Justin Thomas has put himself into contention on the PGA Tour. Now, following his “moving day” round at the Wells Fargo Championship (65) with a solid Sunday is the challenge.

Last Saturday, the rookie began Day 3 at The Players tied for 46th, but charged into the hunt with a third-round 65 to move into the top 5. But he struggled on Sunday (75) on his way to a tie for 24th.

In similar fashion, Thomas was eight shots off the lead when he teed off more than three hours before the front-runners on Saturday at Quail Hollow, but he eagled Nos. 5 and 7 to turn in 30 and played the closing nine in 1 under to move into the top 10.

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“I definitely played well enough to win [The Players] without a doubt on Sunday,” said Thomas, who is 14 under his last two Saturdays on the PGA Tour. “I didn’t make any putts and obviously didn’t finish very well, but I mean I just really took out of it that I fell like I can win at the highest stage.”