It's been a while since golf was written about in length here on Roll Bama Roll but in recent weeks former Crimson Tide golfer Justin Thomas has been on a roll on the PGA Tour.
Since garnering his tour card in September, Justin Thomas has been out and firing on the "men's" tour. In seven starts Thomas has made five cuts and has ranked in the top-10 in four of those.
With his 5'10", 145-pound frame that the announcers and analysts marvel over on broadcasts and in stories, Thomas ranks 18th on the PGA Tour in driving distance averaging 302.6 yards per drive. That combined with the talent between his ears -- something that draws comparisons to Thomas's good friend Jordan Spieth -- has propelled Thomas into the limelight and into the forefront this year.
This weekend the players are competing in Scottsdale, Arizona, at the Waste Management Phoenix Open--the tour's most attended tournament. With a half-million attendees and a par 3 hole like the 16th that houses 15,000 fans, competing in this venue is a true testament to what it takes to play with the big guns.
That is single handedly the most Alabama way ever to lose a basketball game. Unbelievable. Such a tough loss— Justin Thomas (@JustinThomas34) January 23, 2015
Thomas, only 21-years-old, remains remarkably loyal to everything at the U of A. From football to basketball and to even Deontay Wilder of sorts, Thomas is supporting the Tide in any way he can.
After shooting a 67 (4-under par) in round one in Scottsdale Thomas put up a 68 (3-under par) and that success has him at 2nd heading into the weekend.
With the Super Bowl and the Tide playing basketball, find time to watch this former Crimson Tider perform.