Two over par with one hole to play in Round 1 of the CJ Cup, Justin Thomas eyed an eagle at the par-5 ninth [his 18th].
And he nearly got it, thanks to his ball beautifully navigating the curves of the green.
Thomas hit a big draw for his second shot and his ball raced up the green’s surface, towards the back, where it caught the top of ridge and funneled down to within 6 feet of the hole.
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Unfortunately for Thomas, the defending champion, he missed the eagle putt and settled for birdie and a 1-over 73.