Justin Thomas to play in 2018 Genesis Open
Justin Thomas announced today that he will play in the 2018 Genesis Open to be held February 12-18 at The Riviera Country Club, marking his fourth professional start at Riviera.
“Riviera is a great course and has some of the best par-3s of any golf course you’ll play,” Thomas said. “I really do love the layout and I get excited every time I play there.”
Last season was a banner year for the 24-year-old Thomas, who is currently No. 4 in the Official World Golf Ranking. Thomas set a U.S. Open record with the lowest score in relation to par during the third round, and was crowned a first-time major winner two months later at the PGA Championship. He was the only golfer to win five times during the 2016-17 PGA TOUR season, totaling 12 top-10 finishes, en route to winning the PGA TOUR’s Player of the Year honor. He started 2017 by becoming the seventh player in history, and the youngest, to shoot 59 in a PGA TOUR tournament round, and ended the season by being crowned the FedExCup champion.
Thomas is already off to a hot start on the PGA TOUR’s 2017-18 wraparound schedule, having won the CJ Cup @Nine Bridges in October.
Thomas has both professional and collegiate starts at Riviera, having three PGA TOUR starts and two collegiate starts. While at the University of Alabama, Thomas competed in the 2012 NCAA individual and team championship at Riviera. Thomas finished tied for seventh place in the individual championship and Alabama finished second in the team championship.
Tickets for the 2018 Genesis Open are now on sale. Starting at just $20.