PGA TourOctober 30, 2015

After firing a 61, a confident Justin Thomas is sure he'll have "many more chances" to shoot 59

In case you haven't heard, there's a youth movement taking over the PGA Tour. The season's first two winners, Emiliano Grillo and Smylie Kaufman, have been 23-year-old rookies, and now 22-year-old Justin Thomas -- practically a veteran in his second year on tour -- is in great shape to notch his first tour title in Malaysia at the CIMB Classic.

On Friday, Thomas fired a 61 to break the course record at Kuala Lumpur Golf & Country Club and take the 36-hole lead. The only thing disappointing about his day was the fact he parred the final three holes (two par 4s measuring under 340 yards and a par 5) to narrowly miss shooting the seventh 59 in PGA tour history.

But these young guys aren't only good, they know they're good. Thomas, a member of the vaunted "Class of 2011" along with Jordan Spieth, didn't seem too concerned about letting this opportunity pass him by.

"And then, I mean, they're all pretty easy holes. They're all wedge holes. So it was obviously unfortunate not to get that number (59), but I'm sure I'll have many more chances in my career," Thomas said.

OK then.

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