After Justin Thomas announced he would be skipping the WGC-Dell match play event, many of his fans were surprised. It was during the Valspar Championship that Justin Thomas explained his decision and the reasons to not play in the WGC.
The Austin Country Club is one of the places that does not bring back fond memories for him, as he wasn't very successful there when he played. There was no question in his mind as to what the best option was for him. "(Innisbrook) is a place I love.
I really, really love the golf course. I just I feel like I have a really good chance to win there if I go play. I just, I simply don't feel that way about Austin Country Club," - he said, as quoted by golfmonthly,com "It's nothing against the course; I've just, I've played it six times and I've played it really bad five of them."
Justin Thomas: I just felt like it was a better decision for me
According to Thomas, he reaches his best performance when he strives to be the best version of himself.
Evidently, he did not have to think for too long before making this decision. There is no doubt that Justin is an excellent player, and we know that he will show what is needed wherever he goes. “So, I just felt like it was a better decision for me to go to a place where I, at least, had some positivity and felt like I had a lot better chance to win than going to an elevated event, a huge event, being the Match Play, but knowing that I've had no success except for kind of—I would hate to call it a fluke year, but one year. And I didn't really want to take three weeks off before the Masters."