Justin Thomas' First Trip to The Open

Our boy gave us several juicy nuggets to chew upon at The Open.

Jordan Spieth, Rickie Fowler, Jason Dufner, Jimmy Walker and Zach Johnson all stayed in the same “frat house” near Troon. As it was Justin’s first Open, staying with last year’s winner Zach Johnson would have been special for two reasons.

1. He got to pick the brain of a previous Champion.

2. He got to give himself a preview of lifting the Claret Jug - which would inevitably happen on Sunday.

Ok, so number two didn’t happen. However, he did shoot -4 on Day 1 to be on the first page of the leader board. Not bad for your first attempt at Open Championship golf.

We did get some hilarious Snapchats from their frat house throughout the week.

First, Jason Dufner asleep at 8:23pm. Enjoy that one Helen?!

Second, Rickie Fowler wielding an imitation light-sabre. Please take note of “Blades of Glory” on the TV in the background.

JT said that the MVP in the house was their Chef. 

“We’ve had some really, really good meals. We had brisket tacos. We had steaks. We had chicken and cheese quesadillas. We’re just typical Americans. We want to stick with what we know and don’t try anything! The chef’s been great. I think he’s saved us all.”

If VPAR had a chef, he’d be our MVP too.

From watching Justin at The Open, there are only a few guys that really give 100% at every shot. Day, McIlroy and DJ are the other guys that just absolutely rip it. I think that sometimes Justin may actually go too hard at his iron shots, but that’s like telling Leonardo Da Vinci that the Mona Lisa’s eyebrows were slightly crooked.

Finally, in the last of the JT highlights reel we have another holed bunker shot.

A ridiculously nice looking 1 iron. 

And JT in the sun at The Open.

Until next time,



Want more from the unofficial groupies? Check out Howard and Andy Sullivan here.

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