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Thomas, who finished the tournament with a 20-under-par total of 268, snatched his second THE CJ CUP trophy, two years after his inaugural win in 2017.
After the game, Thomas said of his win, “It was a very tough day. Danny, who vied for the title against me, made it extremely difficult with his excellent putts and shots. However, I playedsolidly as well, except for the bogey on the 17. Today's game has convinced me that I will be able to get better at hitting the shots I need to when I feel the heat.”
Thomas added, “To be honest, I have no idea why I perform well in Asia. I like the golf courses and I feel like they fit my game well. I feel comfortable over here, and the tournaments here take place at a good time of year. I tend to eat a lot of beef in Asia, and maybe it is due to all the beef I eat here. That said, I worked really, really hard the past two weeks to get myself ready for this tournament.”
He also added, “Hole 14 was a change of momentum for me. That’s where I hit one of my best shots during the tournament. I notched a birdie on the14 today as well, by making my second shot on the green from a 65-yard distance. That gave me the confidence to win.”
“Yeah, to be perfectly honest, given how good Danny Lee’s putting had been on the day, I wouldn't have been surprised if he had scored an eagle. So, I said to my caddy on the 18th tee, ‘We've got to make birdie here. ’Frankly, it was definitely relieving when Danny Lee’s putt didn't go in.”
Snatching once again the familiar trophy with the winner's name engraved in Korean on it, Thomas reclaimed THE CJ CUP title. Thomas said, “I'm ecstatic to have another trophy in my library with my name engraved in Korean on it. I still haven't mastered how to write my name in Korean, but I will be able to do so next year after sufficient practice.”
With this win, Thomas has recorded a total of 11PGA TOUR career wins. It is worth noting that four of his11wins have been achieved in tournaments held in Asia.
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