Justin Thomas has three wins this seasons already so the headline may be confusing. What is so important for Thomas about winning at the Honda?
Meeting with the media he was asked:”You’ve won in some faraway places, but this week you’ll be sleeping in your own bed. How is it feeling going into the hometown game?
“Yeah, it’s great. It’s nice to be at home for a week and I’d like to get a win on the homeland. Not only for me, but everyone can stop making fun of me that I can’t win on the homeland,” said Thomas.
Thomas has won the CIMB Classic, the SBS Tournament of Champions, and the Sony Open in Hawaii. So his buddies, mostly Jordan Spieth kid him about not winning on the mainland.
Thomas along with several other players have an advantage this week, living nearby and sleeping in their own beds for a change.
“Yeah, it’s a great place. It’s enjoyable. It’s a difficult test,” commented Thomas on PGA National. “Especially like last year was really, really windy and you never know what kind of conditions you’re going to get in Florida. At least I know at the end of the day, I’ll be going home to my own bed, so that’s nice.”
Thomas had a good tournament at last year’s Honda and is poised to make his third career start at this week’s Honda Classic. Thomas finished T3 last year at PGA National with rounds of 69-69-68-69—275.
With three wins already this season, he is a favorite every week he plays. Add to that the way he won the Sony Open. He opened with a 11-under-par 59 to become just the seventh player to post a round of 59 or better in PGA TOUR history.
A win is a win, but this week is important to Thomas to win in the US so the kidding will stop. At least about this issue……