Thomas opens up on new PGA calendar
Justin Thomas says there will be different tests this year due to the changes made to the PGA Tour schedule.
The biggest changes see The Players, dubbed as the unofficial fifth Major, move to March whilst the PGA Championship, which will be staged at the Black Course in Bethpage State Park, has been brought forward to May.
In another tweak, the season-ending Tour Championship, which was won by former world number one Tiger Woods last year, will take place in August instead of September.
The new calendar certainly has a crammed look about it and Thomas, who will be hoping to land his first Green Jacket at the Masters in April, says it will be interesting with the change of conditions for certain tournaments.
"It will be a little different having different conditions for a tournament like The Players or — I've never played it that time of year, so it could be, it's just going to be very different than what I've been accustomed to," he was quoted as saying by progolfnow.com.
"In the past, I've even gone there Tuesday just because I know the course, I know what it's going to be like, but I may have to get there earlier now and test that out."
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