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JT reacts to lip-out hole-in-one and discusses Dunlap ties


Whereas Nick Dunlap has garnered the highlight via three rounds of The American Specific, fellow Alabama product Justin Thomas is in solo third place and looking for his first PGA Tour title in 20 months.

Thomas shot 11-under 61 to achieve 23 underneath par, 4 pictures again of Dunlap, a sophomore for the Crimson Tide.

Whereas they share school ties, Thomas has by no means performed with Dunlap. He’ll rectify that on Sunday on the Pete Dye Stadium Course when the 2 be part of Sam Burns (solo second, three again) within the ultimate group.

Whereas Thomas is simply aware of Dunlap from afar, he is aware of Dunlap’s caddie properly. Hunter Hambrick was a senior on the 2012 Alabama workforce that featured a freshman Thomas and completed runner-up for the nationwide championship.

“Yeah, Ham Bones, he was one in all my greatest mates in school. We roomed collectively each single week. We frolicked lots. We did a variety of stuff collectively,” Thomas mentioned. “So, yeah, we really, I hadn’t seen him in a very long time, and we had been capable of catch up early this week and so it seems like we’ll have 18 holes to talk a little bit tomorrow.”

Thomas is trying to enhance upon his 28th place within the Official World Golf Rating and lock up spots within the seven remaining signature occasions.

The 15-time Tour winner would like to repeat his Saturday efficiency on the Stadium Course, the place he had 11 birdies and no bogeys. A kind of birdies got here from a 6-inch tap-in on the par-3 13th. Thomas lipped out a hole-in-one, and after his spherical obtained an opportunity to look at the video.

His response mentioned all of it.

“That’s so merciless,” he mentioned. “What’s humorous is, Bones [caddie Jim Mackay] and I had been strolling up there, and we noticed the ace yesterday [by Joe Highsmith], and it was clearly an amazing shot, however going 20, 30 toes previous, and that one does that. Oh properly, good 2. One and a half.”



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