JT Bombs 461-Yard Drive (With Some Help)


Justin Thomas may be — pound for pound — the longest driver on the planet. Listed at 5’10” and 145 pounds, Thomas’ 2017 PGA Tour average was 309.7 yards per drive, which put him in 8th place. 

That’s a long way of saying JT can bomb it and he proved it again on Saturday at the CJ Cup @ Nine Bridges where, with a little luck, he smoked a drive on the 598-yard par-5  12th hole 461 yards. 

Thomas would make an easy birdie on the par-5, leading to a back nine 34 that allowed him to take a share of the 54-hole lead with Scott Brown. Blustery conditions have halted the scoring that saw Thomas post a 9-under par 63 in the first round and they are expected to continue into Sunday on Jeju Island. 

Here are the complete third round highlights from the inaugural CJ Cup.


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