Justin Thomas' disbelief at Royal Troon stat

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JUSTIN THOMAS

Until Phil Mickelson’s back nine rampage on Thursday, young American Justin Thomas briefly held the clubhouse lead at Royal Troon on four-under-par.

But, in his Open Championship debut, the 23-year-old fell down the leaderboard with rounds of 77 and 74. In his three rounds so far, he’s played the back nine in five-over-par – not a bad effort at all considering some of the big numbers being made out there.



And it was a stat about the back nine at Royal Troon over the past two Opens it has staged which the American couldn’t quite believe - and neither could we...




Incredible indeed.



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