Justin Thomas ready for off-season after play-off win in South Korea
By Sky Sports Golf
Last Updated: 22/10/17 2:41pm
Justin Thomas is relishing the opportunity for some time away from the golf course after continuing his remarkable year at The CJ Cup.
The FedExCup champion claimed play-off victory over Marc Leishman in South Korea, his fifth win of 2017 and third victory in the past seven starts.
Thomas was making his ninth worldwide appearances in just 12 weeks, including representing the USA in the Presidents Cup, with the PGA champion now looking forward to a spell on the sidelines.
"I am so excited about just not playing golf and taking some time off," Thomas said. "I'm really tired and fatigued right now.
"It was tough out there today. For these last three days it was extremely difficult conditions with the wind but, I've stayed really patient this weekend and patient today.
"It felt really good to hit two really good shots there on 18 in regulation and I had to putt with a chance to win it. I hit two great 3-woods there at that second play-off.
"It's a great way to cap off the year. I'm really excited to do nothing for a while."
Thomas only other scheduled appearance in 2017 is the Hero World Challenge in the Bahamas, where Leishman is also part of the 18-man field.
Leishman carded a two-under 70 at Nine Bridges to join Thomas in a share of the lead on nine under, but had to settle for second after finding the water with his approach on the second extra play-off hole.
"Obviously, disappointing to finish off that way," Leishman said. "I probably got a little bit of a lifeline on the first play-off hole and I didn't take advantage.
"You give one of the best players in the world a chance like that and he's probably going to take it. I'm disappointed, but second is not all bad."