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Golf Digest Podcast: Justin Thomas doesn't back down from Ryder Cup comments

January 06, 2016


The youth revolution remains a hot topic on the PGA Tour. And one of the main characters in this story is Justin Thomas.

The 22-year-old turned in an impressive rookie campaign in 2015, with seven top-10 finishes and nearly $2.3 million in earnings. It doesn't look like Thomas will have to worry about a sophomore slump, winning the CIMB Classic in the fall.

The victory earned Thomas the invite to Maui, where he will compete in this week's Hyundai Tournament of Champions.

However, while Thomas' play is certainly drawing eyes, it is recents comments that have put the Alabama product in the news.

Speaking with the Golf Channel in preparation for the event, Thomas was asked if he'd rather win a major championship in 2016 or be a part of a victorious Ryder Cup team. To the surprise of many -- including us -- Thomas picked the latter, causing a minor stir in the process.

Golf Digest's Dave Shedloski caught up with Thomas in Hawaii to discuss his remarks, as well as the state of his game and the year ahead, in this week's Golf Digest Podcast.