KAPALUA, Hawaii – Justin Thomas and Xander Schauffele were discussing the quality of a certain golf shot, not belonging to either one of them, when the conversation turned into the self-deprecating variety.
“If you want to know how to hook a 3-wood into the garbage, I can help with that,” Thomas said.
“If you need to know how to three-putt,” Schauffele countered, pointing toward the 18th green at Kapalua.
Thomas hit such a shot last year in the Sentry Tournament of Champions and it nearly cost him. He made bogey on the last hole, which appeared to open the door for Schauffele until his three-putt par led to a three-man playoff that Thomas won.
But that was last year.
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