Justin Thomas might've just hit the shot of the year—watch his 72nd-hole eagle at the WGC-Mexico
It's only the beginning of March, but Justin Thomas might've just delivered the shot of the year.
To cap off a miraculous turn-around—Thomas trailed by 11 shots to start the weekend, after saying he had never felt more uncomfortable with a golf club in his hands—Thomas has shot 62-64 on the weekend at the WGC-Mexico Championship. All of that being true, nothing was more impressive than this shot from Thomas on the 72nd hole at Chapultepec Golf Club.
And how about that reaction?
Thomas finished up with the leaders having a handful of more holes to play—so while that shot gave him a two-shot lead at the time, Phil Mickelson ended up matching his 16-under total before defeating Thomas on the first playoff hole. So Thomas' shot was almost a walk-off eagle hole-out for the win, but it will still be remembered as one of the most memorable shots in recent PGA Tour memory.
Considering where Thomas was entering the weekend, and the fact he played his final 36 holes in 16 under—matching Stuart Appleby's total at the 2010 Greenbrier Classic for the lowest score in relation to par on the weekend in PGA Tour history—Thomas making a playoff is beyond impressive.
Thomas couldn't make it back-to-back wins following his playoff heroics at the Honda Classic last weekend. But how good is this guy playing right now?