Thomas struggles, Herman surges at Honda Classic
Jupiter resident Justin Thomas has three wins all ready in 2017, and had a top 5 Honda finish last year. Despite being the most talked about player leading up to today, his first round was exceptionally quiet.
The hottest player on Tour was tamed by the Champions Course, hitting three over just a few holes into his first round, and he was visibly dejected on the course.
"I was playing bad," said Thomas after the round. "So it was easy to be frustrated."
Thomas picked up the pace though in his back 9 with some key birdies, to get to +1 for the tournament.
Even though he's 7 strokes back - the confident Thomas knows he's not out of it.
"Luckily a course like this, one over doesn't kill you."
A struggle for Thomas Thursday, but with the pristine conditions, we did see our fair share of players going low, including Palm City resident Jim Herman. Last year Herman picked up his first PGA tour win the week before the Masters, and he's played this course a number of times in his life. A former playing partner with President Trump, at one point in Herman's career it was Trump that pushed him to keep fighting to get his PGA Tour card. And Wednesday Herman 3 under 67 has him in the thick of things.
There are some more surprises at the top of the leaderboard, Cody Gribble and Wesley Bryan sit at 6 under par