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Jordan Spieth has made it known that he does not like the nickname "Golden Child." So what better way for his good friend Justin Thomas to prank him than by using the moniker on his parking sign to start the year at the SBS Tournament of Champions. Thomas, however, has limits. He wouldn't cop to leaving some lipstick behind on the sign the very next day. He's got to draw the line somewhere. Click <a href='http://www.golfchannel.com/article/grill-room/golden-child-spieth-gets-pranked-hawaii/' target='_blank'>here</a> for the story.
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It would be hard to start the year off any better than Justin Thomas did, opening with back-to-back wins in Hawaii at the SBS Tournament of Champions and the Sony Open. Thomas held on for a win at Kapalua and then rolled at Waialea Country Club to a record score that included a first-round 59. Click <a href='http://www.golfchannel.com/article/golf-central-blog/thomas-wins-sony-pga-tour-record-score/' target='_blank'>here</a> for the story.
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Four days after winning the SBS Tournament of Champions, Justin Thomas opened the Sony Open with a 59, becoming the seventh and youngest player to join the PGA Tour's exclusive club. Thomas, 23 at the time, did it with an eagle on the final hole and with his friend Spieth in the same group. Click <a href='http://www.golfchannel.com/article/golf-central-blog/thomas-becomes-youngest-player-shoot-59/' target='_blank'>here</a> for the story.
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After an up-and-down 2016, Jordan Spieth got his game back on track early this year with a four-shot win at the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am. The victory made him the second-youngest player (23) in the modern era to win nine Tour events, behind only Tiger Woods. Click <a href='http://www.golfchannel.com/article/ryan-lavner/spieth-rising-valley-after-pebble-win/' target='_blank'>here</a> for the story.
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With three wins between the duo already in the bag, Spieth and Thomas joined Rickie Fowler and Smylie Kaufman in the Bahamas for their second annual spring break extravaganza. The squad captured the whole trip on Snapchat and for the second year in a row were the envy of golf fans everywhere. Click <a href='http://www.golfchannel.com/media/sb2k17-spring-break-crew-back-vacation/' target='_blank'>here</a> for the story.
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Justin Thomas buried an 8-foot eagle putt on his final hole in Round 3 of the U.S. Open to shoot 9-under 63. The 9-under total is one shot better than any single round ever posted in the U.S. Open. The previous best was Johnny Miller's final-round, 8-under 63 at Oakmont in 1973. Click <a href='http://www.golfchannel.com/article/golf-central-blog/thomas-sets-us-open-record-9-under-63/' target='_blank'>here</a> for the story.
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Jordan Spieth got his second win of the year with a walk-off hole-out from the sand at the Travelers Championship. The shot sent Spieth into a wild celebration and took everyone by surprise, everyone, that is, except his good buddy Thomas, who had called the shot on Twitter just moments before as he watched from his couch. Click <a href='http://www.golfchannel.com/article/golf-central-blog/thomas-calls-spieths-shot-twitter-others-awe/' target='_blank'>here</a> for the story.
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Jordan Spieth won the 146th Open Championship to claim the third leg of the career grand slam, but it wasn't without some Sunday drama and a furious back-nine rally. After squandering an early lead, Spieth hit his drive on 13 into a dune, took an unplayable from a practice area, somehow made a bogey and then played his final five holes in 5 under to top Matt Kuchar by three shots. Click <a href='http://www.golfchannel.com/article/golf-central-blog/spieth-wins-146th-british-open/' target='_blank'>here</a> for the story.
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With a 3-under 68 on Sunday, Justin Thomas stormed from two shots back at the start the day to claim his first major title, the PGA Championship, making it back-to-back majors for him and Spieth. Thomas' family and friends, including Spieth, followed him down the stretch at Quail Hollow as he held off the field for the biggest win of his blossoming career. Click <a href='http://www.golfchannel.com/article/golf-central-blog/thomas-wins-his-first-major-title-pga/' target='_blank'>here</a> for the story.
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It's insane to think with the year Justin Thomas had, but he may have set his goals too low. After capturing the season-long race for the FedExCup, Thomas shared his season-long goals with the media and he had checked off or surpassed almost every single one of them. Thomas finished the year with five victories, including the PGA Championship, shot a 59 at the Sony Open, led the PGA Tour in earnings, finished in the top 10 in 12 of his 25 starts and improved in nearly every major statistical category. Click <a href='http://www.golfchannel.com/article/golf-central-blog/thomas-nearly-checks-list-goals-2017' target='_blank'>here</a> for the story.
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The U.S. Presidents Cup team almost had too many stars to count as they crushed the Internationals 19-11, but Jordan Spieth and Justin Thomas both finished 3-1-1 and are certain to be stalwarts on any U.S. cup team for years to come. While Spieth paired exclusively with Patrick Reed and Thomas played with Rickie Fowler and Daniel Berger, it wouldn't be surprising to see these two team up in the future. Click <a href='http://www.golfchannel.com/article/golf-central-blog/report-cards-2017-us-presidents-cup-team/' target='_blank'>here</a> for the story.
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Justin Thomas did plenty of celebrating in the wake of his first major championship, but one dinner in particular stands out, the one with Tiger Woods. The neighbors got together at Woods' restaurant in Jupiter, Florida, and it was an opportunity for Thomas to share the victory with someone he's "looked up to my entire life and someone I've wanted to model my golf game after." Click <a href='http://www.golfchannel.com/article/golf-central-blog/woods-joins-pga-champ-thomas-dinner/' target='_blank'>here</a> for the story.
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Following a season that included five victories, his first major triumph at the PGA Championship, a FedExCup win and a round of 59, Justin Thomas was named the PGA Tour Player of the Year over his friend Jordan Spieth and Dustin Johnson in October. Thomas was voted the Jack Nicklaus Award winner by his fellow Tour players. Click <a href='http://www.golfchannel.com/article/golf-central-blog/major-champ-fedexcup-champ-thomas-wins-poy/' target='_blank'>here</a> for the story.
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Jordan Spieth played golf in a group with NBA superstar Steph Curry and former president Barack Obama in October, and admitted Obama beat him using some interesting tactics. Not only did Obama use some trash talk about aliens to throw the three-time major champ off his game, but he also made a walk-off putt – a called shot, no less – in front of a crowd on the final hole. Click <a href='http://www.golfchannel.com/article/grill-room/obama-uses-aliens-trash-talk-beat-spieth/' target='_blank'>here</a> for the story.
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Justin Thomas won the CJ Cup in South Korea in October, his sixth PGA Tour win in the last year. But despite all the recent accolades, the media still asked him about his friend Spieth, who was not in the field. Shortly after his win, Thomas was asked if he were to come back next year, would he bring Spieth with him. His answer - "I don’t care what he does." Click <a href='http://www.golfchannel.com/article/grill-room/hi-justin-thomas-talk-about-jordan-spieth/' target='_blank'>here</a> for the story.
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