Maybe Justin Thomas should’ve kept wearing the cardigan and tie.
That outfit he showed off Thursday gained a good deal of attention pre-tournament and during the first round, but he silenced any haters of the fashion choice by posting a 3-under 67.
But he only wore that outfit on Day 1 at the Open Championship. In the second round, he’s back to orthodox golf attire, and coincidentally his play has moved in the opposite (bad) direction.
Thomas was already 3 over for his round when he found himself in some heavy rough for his third shot at Royal Birkdale’s par-4 sixth.
What proceeded from there is tough to watch, and something the average hack can relate to. Thomas took a mighty whack with his third but whiffed (dropping his club in the process).
His next swing produced a strike that caused the ball to move slightly backward. And his third attempt, well, we’re not sure what that one produced because Thomas couldn’t even find the ball afterward and had to declare a lost ball (a one-shot penalty).
He then dropped and was now hitting seven following the penalty. Thomas actually hit a nice shot to about 15 feet from where he two-putted for a quintuple-bogey 9.
Or the quick synopsis…
Here’s the whole sequence straight out of a golfer’s nightmare:
Thomas would end up shooting 80 to miss the cut by two. That’s too bad, because he already had enough misery to deal with on that one hole alone.