BMW Championship Recap: Thomas Ends Year-Plus Winless Streak
BMW Championship Recap: Thomas Ends Year-Plus Winless Streak

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We could talk about Justin Thomas winning the BMW Championship and looking every bit as strong and formidable as Medinah looked feeble and powerless. And we will. For a bit. (So our editor can write a headline.) But it seems everyone is already looking ahead to the Tour Championship and with it, the newfangled scoring system.

Briefly, Thomas.

It sure seemed as if Thomas was too good to have gone winless for this long, a little more than a year since he captured the old WGC-Bridgestone at Firestone. On the other hand, aren't we all thinking the same thing about Jordan Spieth, and it's been more than two years since he last won?

Thomas did have a bit of an injury, his wrist, but the bulk of his problem had been putting. At Medinah, he was able to simply bomb his way around the course and, with the greens so small, it masked his putting issues. Or maybe it's more proper to says he putted better there. A lot of terrible putters lined the top of the leaderboard.

So after a three-stroke victory over Patrick Cantlay, Thomas now heads to East Lake already holding a two-shot advantage.

To summarize, The PGA Tour no longer wants the "confusion" of having one golfer win the Tour Championship and another win the FedEx Cup. So they've now made it that whoever wins the tournament also wins the playoffs. Yet they needed to give something to the players who have done best

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Len Hochberg
Hochberg covers golf for RotoWire. A veteran sports journalist, he contributes to Sports on Earth and was an editor and reporter at The Washington Post for many years.
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