Player Diary: Alabama's Justin Thomas (Part 5)
Monday, December 3, 2012
It has been a while since I have blogged, so I have a lot to catch y’all up on.
It has been a fun and nice off-season as all of us on the team have been enjoying the time off. We are trying to finish off our semester the best we can and to try and win best male team GPA for the third straight year at Alabama.
As for golf, we have been hard at work. It has been nice for myself to put the clubs away for a few days after non-stop golf for about six months straight. It also has been a great time for me to work on many parts of my game that I feel I need to improve on for the spring.
A few weeks ago, Cory Whitsett and myself played in the Western Refining All-American Classic. Cory was the defending champion, so I was trying to pick his brain as much as possible leading into the event. The event was in El Paso, Texas, and it was an awesome week.
I was not very happy with my play, as I didn’t really have any parts of my game going well. I managed to finish tied for 12th with rounds of 73-68-69. Cory made a great run and ended up finishing a few shot off of winning and finished in third place.
Congrats to Kevin Penner who won the event.
The All-American was such a great and fun week as the sponsors and everybody involved in the event were amazing. The food and the activities they had set up for us were a blast as well. Overall, it was a very fun week.
This past weekend was a very special weekend for me as I was asked by my teammate Bobby Wyatt to go to the SEC football championship game in Atlanta. I have never been to such an intense, nerve-wracking game. We were going crazy and freaking out the whole game.
I have become an avid Alabama football fan and it was almost too much to handle. To watch us win the SEC Championship in person was one of the coolest things ever. The game was so loud and had an unbelievable atmosphere, unlike anything I’ve ever experienced.
Now I have to wait till January 7th to see the Crimson Tide play the Notre Dame Fighting Irish for the National Championship.