Justin Thomas has always adopted a goal-oriented mindset, and with last week’s completion of the 2020-2021 super season, he took to social media to recap his accomplishments.
While Thomas only hit three of his 13 on-course goals (with a Ryder Cup victory still pending), he was four for four with his off the course ambitions.
Some may say this list was ambitious with goals such as ‘win 5+ times,’ and ‘win 2+ majors,’ but the world number six clearly believes in his abilities and encapsulates the type of drive that translates to career success.
Despite only capturing three of his 13 on-course goals, Thomas still accomplished a lot during this year, including a win at the Players Championship, and 11 other top-15 finishes, even if his season in totality wasn’t up to his lofty standards.
The 14-time PGA Tour winner still has some unfinished business. Thomas will have the opportunity to check off one more goal on September 24th-26th by bringing the Ryder Cup back to America.
Here’s your chance to work at the Masters
While we are just approaching fall, it’s never too early to start getting excited about the Masters, which for the record, is only 178 days away (but who’s counting?)
For those interested in working at the event, the Masters just announced that they are hiring concessions, hospitality, merchandise, and security operations staff.
Each person may only apply for one position, however, and they must be available to work April 2nd through the 10th. Candidates must be 16 years or older to apply, and the deadline for applications is December 6th.
Those interested can visit jobs.masters.com for more information.
Brooks Koepka the latest star to utilize AimPoint putting technique
Four-time major winner Brooks Koepka is the latest high-profile player to employ the AimPoint putting technique.
AimPoint putting is a green reading technique where players straddle their ball’s path to get a better feel for the slope of the green. Justin Rose, Adam Scott, and Michelle Wie West are amongst some of the pros that have also adopted AimPoint.
Koepka first commented on the change this week at the Las Vegas at Shriner’s Hospitals for Children Open, saying:
“As far as putting goes, it’s just been I struggled, it wasn’t the fact I was lining up wrong or the stroke was bad, it was my green reading. It’s just using [AimPoint] kind of more as a not the answer, more of the double check.”
Koepka’s difficulty on the greens this year has indubitably held hm back. The world number nine lost 1.9 strokes putting on Thursday at the Shriner’s, but was still able to manage a three-under par 68 due to some impressive ball-striking. Koepka tees off in round two at 7:13 A.M local PST alongside Sam Burns and Abraham Ancer.
How Hollywood star Chris Pratt helped Bryson DeChambeau deal with hecklers
It’s been an interesting summer for Bryson DeChambeau, who at last month’s Ryder Cup appeared to have won over any detractors with his sizzling display at Whistling Straits.
However, before his performance in Wisconsin, Bryson was being hounded by hecklers at every event, primarily due to a feud with Brooks Koepka that has since cooled off.
Speaking on the Full Send podcast this week, DeChambeau told the hosts that advice from friend and Hollywood actor Chris Pratt helped him deal with the abuse he was receiving.
“He (Pratt) told me something really, really good, and it helped me out, and it helped him out as an actor before…
He said: ‘Bryson, you have to take yourself away from that. The person you are off the golf course is not going to be the same person you are on the golf course. It can’t be. People’s perception and their idea of who you are is, unfortunately, going to be a fictional character.’”
Bryson added that Pratt told him to play that fictional character on the course during the “bad times”, but when he’s off the golf course “Be who you are. And know who you are, and don’t let that fictional character change who you actually are.”
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When things are going good, however, the Californian revealed that he is entirely himself, referencing his epic drives at Bay Hill and Whistling Straits, but when things are going “south”, and he’s receiving abuse on the course, Bryson said
“I have to retract and be like, ‘It’s okay, no big deal.’ I understand they’re doing that because either; 1: They wanna be in my spot or 2: They’re just drunk.”
DeChambeau explained that while he’s received a bunch of abuse on the course, he believes the dynamic has now changed because people are beginning to understand him.
The 28-year-old puts that in part down to his activity on his social media channels which he partakes in so people can see the real him.
Check out Bryson on the Full Send pod here.
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