Justin Thomas’ putter has held him back during the first two rounds at the Tokyo Olympics, but he has somehow managed to stay upbeat.
During the first round at the Olympics, Thomas had 18 consecutive pars. Thomas had to wait until the 22nd hole of his Olympic debut to finally sink a long putt for birdie.
Immediately after picking up his first birdie, Thomas put his hands up in disbelief and sarcastically acknowledged the nonexistent crowd at Kasumigaseki Country Club.
Thomas even commented on his birdie on Twitter, writing “I did it.”
I did it!!!!!! 🤣 https://t.co/f0gLfo6elH
— Justin Thomas (@JustinThomas34) July 30, 2021
Despite his slow start at the Tokyo Olympics, Thomas seems very grateful to be part of this year’s event.
“This is the coolest thing I’ve ever been a part of,” Thomas said earlier this week. “Going to the village and checking out the USA building. It’s so hard to explain. It’s unbelievable. Maybe it’s just because being an Olympian, you’re known as the best athlete in the world. That’s something golf isn’t always related to. Maybe it’s just the team camaraderie, seeing every country together especially in a day and age where that doesn’t seem to be what’s in. It brings people together and it brings a common goal, cheering for your team. That’s something that’s so cool about sports and another reason that makes the Olympics so special.”
Thomas was one-under par through 17 holes during the second round before play had to be suspended because of inclement weather. We’ll see if he can make a run over the weekend.