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Thomas reclaims CJ Cup

20th October 2019, 11:54 by Jack Ogalbe

Justin Thomas kept his cool to seal a second win at the CJ Cup in three years, edging out Kiwi Danny Lee by two shots.

It was a case of horses for courses at Nine Bridges as, having taken the honours in 2017, the American headed into the final day tied with Lee and that is how it remained until the turn.

Bogeys at the 15th and 16th hurt Seoul-born Lee and Thomas took the honours in South Korea with a closing 67.

Hideki Matsuyama, Gary Woodland and Cameron Smith shared third, five shots off the pace but the day belonged to the world number five.

Sunday's success marks his 11th PGA Tour triumph and the 26-year-old admits he is becoming increasingly confident when it comes to closing out tournaments.

"The biggest thing I think that I've gotten a lot better at is just learning, taking experiences and learning from them," Thomas told the PGA Tour website.

"That's what I did early in my career. There were a couple times I felt like I should have won the tournament but I did something incorrectly or hit a wrong club or thought how I shouldn't have.

"There's going to be things today that once I sit down and digest it and pay attention to kind of what happened out there, I'll be able to learn from it. That's all I'm trying to do because I feel like if I can just improve a little bit every year, then there's not really a ceiling that I feel like I can't reach, I just want to try to win as many tournaments as I can."

This article originated on sportinastorm.com

Jack Ogalbe has been working for the team since his student days, having enjoyed a successful placement. He is an avid West Ham fan but also enjoys writing on rugby union, golf, tennis and cycling.

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