Justin Thomas doesn't understand the anger of lower ranked golfers

"Or you can look at it like Adam Schenk did and say, ‘I’m going to play my way into those events."- Thomas said.

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Justin Thomas doesn't understand the anger of lower ranked golfers
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Justin Thomas is one golfer who doesn't understand why low-ranked players criticize the PGA Tour's advantages to top players to play in prestigious tournaments. Eric Cole and Adam Schenk are the best examples that persistence and work bring results, at least Thomas thinks so.

I think it’s the easy thing to do, honestly, to sit there and say: ‘Why me? Why is this happening to me? Why are they getting this?’” Thomas said, as quoted by apnews.com!

Cole and Schenk are the only two players who moved up from outside the top 150 to the top 50 without winning any tournaments. They worked hard and stayed consistent, which paid off. Meanwhile, Thomas didn't make it to the FedEx Cup postseason for the first time.

“If you would have put us side by side at the beginning of the year and said, ‘Who is going to do what?’ ... you know what I’m saying?” Thomas mentioned, talking about Schenk.

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Thomas says that many assume top players always get invited to big events. But he talks about players like Adam Schenk and Eric Cole, who earned their spots through hard work, not just invitations. He also mentions how unpredictable golf can be. Even if you're skilled, like himself missing the playoffs, a tough year can mean missing out on important tournaments.


“But that’s the way I think so many people look at it. It’s like, ‘Well, they are going to play in all these events.’ Or you can look at it like Adam Schenk did and say, ‘I’m going to play my way into those events.’ Eric Cole, ‘I’m going to play my way into those events. Golf is a funky game. Doesn’t matter how good of a player, any accomplishments you’ve had. You can have an off year and miss the playoffs just like I did. Everybody has got to work hard and you have to earn it.”

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