Justin Thomas takes solo clubhouse lead at PGA Championship after another 67
Justin Thomas did not let windy conditions get in his way at the PGA Championship on Friday as he fired a second straight 67.
Thomas birded Nos. 5, 9, 10 and 13 and bogeyed No. 14 on Friday as he wrapped up early in the afternoon. Rory McElroy, who was set to begin his round at 2:36 p.m., was 1 shot behind Thomas, the former Alabama star. Thomas moved up 3 spots on the leaderboard from Thursday.
After Thursday’s round, Thomas was asked about playing well in tough conditions, which were evident again on Friday.
“I think it’s because I focus a lot more on what I’m trying to do in terms of the shot I’m trying to hit, the trajectory, the distance, and think less about golf swing,” he said. “… It’s one of those things I pretty much need to suck it up and stop trying to — at this stage when I’m out there playing a competitive round I can’t try to get my club in certain positions and whatnot, and I think when I get in conditions like this, I just get out there and I try to hit shots and try to hit numbers as opposed to trying to get it in a certain position and going from there.”
Justin Thomas walks in the birdie on his final hole of the second round. He’s in the lead at The PGA Championship. pic.twitter.com/SoHAf7waws
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Justin Thomas takes a share of the lead at -5 ‼️
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“I just want you to be rewarded for a good shot.” @JustinThomas34 and Bones discuss their options at the par-4 18th. pic.twitter.com/fsgY5RxzP4
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