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Since leaving the University of Alabama early after
his sophomore year, Justin Thomas hasn't missed a
beat in the pro ranks.
Towards the end of last year, he earned his Web.
com Tour card for 2014 via the annual qualifying
After three rounds of the six-round marathon
he was well back in 122nd place after a rough third
round, but he came through when it really mattered
with a closing round 65 to ﬁnish inside the all-im-
portant top 45 and ties in a tie for 32nd place. This
guaranteed him full status on this year's Web.com
Tour through two reshuﬄes and thus, if he got oﬀ to
a solid start on this tour that "feeds" the PGA Tour, he
would be fully exempt all year.
He has most certainly done so with ﬁnishes of T-5,
T-12, T-15, T-5 and second to stand ﬁfth on the mon-
ey list with earnings of $141,577 from his ﬁve starts.
Couple that with a T-10 in the PGA Tour's Farmers
Insurance Open, which earned him over $140,000
in that one event, and he must be pleased with his
Thomas had a stellar junior and college career
before turning professional after playing, with team-
mates Cory Whitsett, Bobby Wyatt and Gavin Moyni-
han, in the Walker Cup last summer.
He won six times in the two years he played for
the Crimson Tide and was part of last year's national
championship winning team. He was also named
College Player of the Year in 2012, his freshman year,
garnering the Nicklaus and Haskins Awards.
"I had an awesome time at Alabama. I achieved
everything I could have dreamed of -- and more -- in
my two years there. And to go out (end his amateur
career) as part of a winning Walker Cup team…that
was very special. I couldn't have scripted it any bet-
This level-headed young man hails from Goshen,
near Louisville, Ky.
"Big picture, I plan to play the Web.com Tour all
season and hopefully ﬁnish high enough (top 25 on
the ﬁnal money list) to earn my PGA Tour card (for
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Former University of Alabama golfer
Justin Thomas is enjoying life in the