Justin Thomas still has hope for the FedEx Cup Playoffs. It's incredible how much passion Thomas plays with, and how much he cares to really succeed in his intention. Thomas will have to finish among the best 70, and that task will not be easy.
However, in today's interview, Thomas surprised many when he emphasized that he would rather be a part of the Ryder Cup team than secure the FedEx Cup Playoffs. "I want to make the Ryder Cup team so bad," -Thomas said, as quoted by golfmonthly.com "I mean, it's so important to me.
I mean, I legitimately would rather make the Ryder Cup than the Playoffs, which is really, really messed up to say, but it's just the truth. But because of that, I think that's why I played so poorly the last month and a half or two months.
Like, I'm putting so much pressure on myself to play well, it's very similar to what happened to me in 2016. " Justin feels enormous pressure, and sometimes it can create an even bigger problem for him. It is evident that he has experience and a lot of what is necessary to play in the biggest competitions and be part of the team, but sometimes things don't always go according to plan.
"I felt like I started to try so hard at the end of the year when if I just would have kept doing what I was doing and trusted my ability and my talent, then it could have been good enough. Hopefully I learn from my mistakes and play well tomorrow and just see what happens."
Justin Thomas and his pressure
Missing the playoffs would be a big shock for him.
Thomas is aware that this could ruin the whole year for him. It is clear that he is trying to fight the pressure. However, in these situations, pressure is a natural thing. Thomas already had a similar experience before, and that could be of great help.
"It's nerve wracking, but it's a different kind of nerves. I mean, it's a lot harder than trying to win a golf tournament in my opinion. I think when you're trying to win a tournament, you're there and if you don't win it's a bummer, but you still had a great week kind of thing.
If I just don't get it done for what I need to get done this week, then it sucks and my year's over. But, you know, fortunately for me, I've been in some tough situations before with Majors, trying to win tournaments and team events where I feel like I've had a lot of pressure on me.
Hopefully I'll be able to, you know, kind of use some of those past experiences for tomorrow if I'm feeling any of it."
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