Sport Justin Thomas injured his wrist during playoff run, but considers himself ready to go for Tour Championship, Ryder Cup
Tiger, Phil, DeChambeau join American Ryder Cup team as captain's picks
Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson, and Bryson DeChambeau will be members of Team USA for the upcoming Ryder Cup in Paris after Jim Furyk named them as captain's picks in an announcement on Tuesday. The trio join an already stacked American side which includes Dustin Johnson, Brooks Koekpa, Justin Thomas, Jordan Spieth, Rickie Fowler, Patrick Reed, Bubba Watson, and Webb Simpson, all of whom qualified automatically through the points system. Tiger willThe trio join an already stacked American side which includes Dustin Johnson, Brooks Koekpa, Justin Thomas, Jordan Spieth, Rickie Fowler, Patrick Reed, Bubba Watson, and Webb Simpson, all of whom qualified automatically through the points system.
ATLANTA—Justin Thomas is the reigning FedEx Cup champ, owning a good shot at defending his crown at East Lake. Moreover, despite making his Ryder Cup debut, the 25-year-old is viewed as one of the key components to an American victory in Paris next weekend.
So it was somewhat alarming that Thomas rolled into his press conference in Atlanta with a taped-up wrist.
"Yeah, I just kind of tweaked it on the back nine at BMW (Championship)," Thomas said.
According to Thomas, the injury occurred last Monday during the final round of the BMW Championship. "I'd never had an injury before, I've never had it happen. It just kind of popped up, and yeah, I took last week off, I didn't hit a ball."
Ryder Cup Captain Jim Furyk has no shortage of strong options with final pick
PHILADELPHIA – There is but one last puzzle piece for Jim Furyk to add to complete his 2018 U.S. Ryder Cup squad, and he's not without options. In which direction will the captain turn before announcing his 12th man on Monday morning following the BMW Championship? With 11 team members already set and the team bound for Paris in 18 days for the 42nd Ryder Cup at Le Golf National, will Furyk opt for a player with a potential pairing in mind? Or will he lean toward a player in strong current form?“A little of both,” Furyk said Tuesday evening.
Not exactly what Jim Furyk wants to hear. In terms of demoralizing injuries, wrists are right up there with back woes for golfers. Fickle in nature, with the ability to plague a player for months.
However, Thomas downplayed the severity of the injury, saying it looked worse than it is.
"Just a little tightness," Thomas asserted. "The two, three weeks coming up, just kind of more precautionary than anything."
Thomas was still able to chip and putt during his off week, saying that his short game feels solid. In a certain perspective, he seemed thankful for the forced time off.
"You're better off being mentally fresh than you are, I would say, having my game physically fresh," Thomas said. "If I practiced a lot last week and I was grinding not only this week but most importantly next week, as well, I could have been kind of run into the ground. Getting that time off and getting some rest and just trying to get this thing healed up and feel good as soon as possible coming into Thursday was important."
Your new No. 1: Justin Rose becomes the 22nd golfer to be ranked best in the world
The Englishman is also the fourth from his own country to ascend to the top"That's an amazing achievement, something I'm extraordinarily proud of," Rose told Rogar Maltbie of Golf Channel. "... I'm delighted to be world No. 1. It's a boyhood dream.
Thomas begins the week ranked fifth in the FedEx Cup standings, meaning he's one of a chosen few that control their destiny at East Lake. He is looking to become the first player to go back-to-back at the FedEx Cup.
"I'm excited to have an opportunity to do something that no one has ever done, which is pretty cool," Thomas said.
Euro Tour to help fan who has lost vision from ball strike .
Ryder Cup organizers say they will support "for as long as necessary" the spectator who was hit by a tee shot and has reportedly lost sight in her right eye. The injured spectator, who has been identified as 49-year-old Corine Remande in French press, was hospitalized after being hit on the head by an errant drive from Brooks Koepka on the sixth hole at Le Golf National last Friday. She's reportedly said she is considering legal action after doctors told her she lost vision in her eye.