Discover Golf : September 2017
Justin Thomas has enjoyed a breakthrough season. The talented 24-year-old ended his stellar year by winning the FedExCup. He collected the US$10 million bonus after securing five PGA Tour victories during the 2016- 17 season, including the PGA Championship. Thomas became just the fourth player since 1960 to capture five wins, including a major, in a season before the age of 25 (Jack Nicklaus, Tiger Woods & Jordan Spieth). During the opening round of the Sony Open in January, the big-hitting American shot a 59 to become the youngest player to fire a sub-60 round on the PGA Tour. He also went low during the third round of the US Open at Erin Hills, equalling the tournament single-round record of 63. Thomas narrowly missed a sixth PGA Tour title after finishing runner-up to Xander Schauffele at the season-ending TOUR Championship. The PGA Tour rookie upstaged Thomas by one shot. We wrap the FedExCup Playoffs and the latest LPGA Tour events. Speaking of big events, The Drummond Golf Cup is in full swing around the country. Don’t miss upcoming events in Tasmania, Victoria, Queensland and Western Australia. And for those of you after the latest gear, we feature Titleist 718 irons, Callaway footwear and MGI motorised buggies. Here’s to discovering golf and seeing the world. Sam Gole, editor Publisher: Discover Golf Pty Ltd Email: email@example.com Phone: 0412 230 769 welcome ENTER TO WIN 6 doz CALLAWAY CHROME SOFT X GOLF BALLS VOL 08 | 2017 comp winner: Stuart Kennedy Answer: Phil Mickelson. Comp closes Friday 15 October, 2017 at 5pm (AEST). ENTER TO WIN Q. Name the best-placed Australian in the 2016-17 season-long FedExCup? QUIZ | DO YOU KNOW? 3 04 | TOUR All rights reserved. No part of this production may be reproduced or otherwise copied without the written permission from Discover Golf. 13 | TOUR 19 | GEAR 26 | TRAVEL WRAPS • Schauffele & Thomas • Marc Leishman • Justin Thomas • Anna Nordqvist • Lexi Thompson • Stacy Lewis GO FIGURE • The Year of JT! ESCORTED TOURS • 2018 Masters, Dubai & South Africa • Murray River, Mornington Peninsula & Margaret River Publication Partner DRUMMOND GOLF • Titleist 718 Irons • Callaway Footwear • MGI Buggies 18|TIP PUTTING DRILL • Practice Around the Clock!