What Justin Thomas said after winning WGC-Bridgestone Invitational
Aug 06, 2018, 08:24
With the majority of the 71-man field sporting yellow ribbons in support of Australian former US PGA Tour player Jarrod Lyle, who this week ceased cancer treatment and begun palliative care, an inspired Day and Leishman each fired a 5-under 65. Thomas made one modest tweak at the Open Championship, shortening the shaft one-eighth of an inch to help with centering the hit and maximizing control. "He initiated it, he said this what he wanted to do". Now throw in a sand trap and big ol' tree, and you really lose me. "When I was 25 years old I wouldn't have done that". Starting next July, Firestone will become the new home of the Bridgestone Senior Players Tournament until at least 2022. He wound up winning the last one.
But Tuesday's meeting had just a single message - patience. It was the fifth round they've played together this year. After a strong open in which he was 6 under after two days, Woods finished with a pair of 73s and tumbled from just outside the top spot on the leaderboard to not even within striking distance. I've certainly got work to do to get ready for the US PGA but I'm confident I'll be good to go come Thursday.
"It feels awesome", Thomas, who has now won eight times since October 2016, told Sky Sports. "I felt a little bit more sharp, or a little bit more so than I did yesterday".
Tiger Woods, an eight-times champion at Firestone, battled to a 73 and fell 11 strokes behind.
On Sunday - at what was the last Bridgestone played a Firestone - he remedied that in style. Now he does, and Thomas heads to St. Louis next week for the PGA Championship, where he will try to join Woods as the only players to win back-to-back in stroke play. He had a four-shot lead and faced a 15-foot birdie putt on the final hole that would only determine his margin of victory.
McIlroy remained the most likely threat early on when he matched Thomas' birdie at the second, and Thomas then opened the door for the chasing pack when a poor drive led to a bogey at the sixth. "I've got to recover for tomorrow. He has that", McIlroy said.
World number three Thomas was pleased his score reflected the quality of his game as he warms up to defend his PGA Championship title next week.
World No.3 Thomas (67) is in the driver's seat at 14 under, three shots clear of 2014 WGC-Bridgestone championRory McIlroy (67) and Ian Poulter (70). 13 and 14 on his way to a closing 68 and a runner-up finish. As if further validation was needed, Thomas' 394-yard blast on the final hole Sunday seemed to verify his code name for the club. "You kind of get that two-, three-, four-shot lead, it's different than one. You just don't know if they're ever going to see me win if I don't win here, so it was pretty cool to get it done".
Some might call that patience, which he may not have fully embraced had he not used that rainy practice round to sort things out with his father and caddie Jimmy Johnson. This is what I want you to do, Mike. I hit it both ways. "We threw it all out there".
Sweetest of all was seeing his grandparents, especially the embrace after he tapped in for par to finish at 15-under 265.
On Lombok, soldiers and other rescuers carried injured people on stretchers and carpets to an evacuation centre. An initial tsunami warning of waves of up to half a metre was issued following the quake but later withdrawn.
Eighteen people have been killed in a horrific helicopter crash after its blades hit cargo hanging off another helicopter. It added that the helicopter was manufactured in Russian Federation in 2010, and the pilot had flown almost 6,000 hours.
The singer's bodyguard, who rushed to the bedside of the stricken pop star, is now being credited with saving her life. A source previously told Entertainment Tonight that Demi was serious about getting back on track with her sobriety .
Our market is stronger than ever, and will go up dramatically when these disgusting Trade Deals are successfully renegotiated. The result is that both China and the U.S. are now using government funds to stimulate areas of the economy.
He has not been eligible for a WGC until he slipped into the top 50 in the world with his tie for sixth two weeks ago at The Open. He could probably take two, three weeks off and he s going to get it around here fine, because he knows how to.
Opponents, including 19 states' attorneys general, have already filed a lawsuit to block the proposal . Carper in a statement noted the administration's "ability to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory".
The first images of the crash site shared on social and Mexican media showed a plane partially immersed in flames . But remarkably, no one was killed when the Aeromexico jet came down in Durango , according to the state governor.
The sanctions also prevent American citizens from doing any business with the two ministers. It urged Trump to reconsider the sanctions.
Trump blasts Pelosi, LeBron James before OH campaign rally
Hundreds of people are slowly making their way into an OH high school ahead of a rally headlined by President Donald Trump . The Ohio rally was Trump's third of the week and he has pledged to accelerate his pace further as the midterms approach.
"Imminent failure" possible of College Lake Dam
Local fire and police sent boats to rescue people to area shelters, including E.C.Glass High School and Sandusky Middle School. Speaking from Lynchburg, CBS's Chip Reid warned the eastern American city could be flooded within 7 minutes.