MEXICO CITY– Justin Thomas’ video game might also have actually been invoked in a lab for Chapultepec Golf Club due to the fact that Thomas checks all packages of what is required to have success on the tree-lined, high-altitude design.
Hits the sphere a mile? Check
Wedge video game is all-world? Double check.
Aggressive? Triple check.
All of which describes why Thomas ended up inside the top 10 in each of the first 3 years that this World Golf Championships occasion has actually remained in Mexico City and also currently discovers himself atop the leaderboard with 3 rounds.
“I feel like I’ve seen the greens pretty well when I’ve played here. I mean, when I’m driving it like I feel like I am, I can be very aggressive and take advantage of some holes where some people might not be able to,” claimed Thomas, that fired a second-round 65 Saturday for a one-stroke lead over Patrick Reed and also Erik vanRooyen “I just have a lot of wedges and short irons and chips into greens, so just have to try to take advantage of it.”
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That had not been constantly the instance, nonetheless. According to Thomas’ turn coach/father, Mike, it was rounds of 73-74 on Friday and also Saturday in 2015 in Mexico that triggered Thomas’ hostile tactical plan. Following rounds of 67-66-65 today, Thomas remains to pattern in the appropriate instructions.
“I really, really hope that that trend continues tomorrow,” he giggled.