There’s no more doubting Thomas

Justin Thomas built a five-stroke lead, nearly spent it all on the closing nine then held on to claim the opening US PGA Tour event of 2017.

Does Patrick Reed play too much golf?

Two weeks after the Ryder Cup, Patrick Reed was still exhausted. Going 3-0-1 over three days at Hazeltine National to help lead the US to a victory – highlighted by his emotionally charged slugfest over Rory McIlory in Sunday singles – had taken everything out of the 26-year-old. The results in Reed’s next two starts were predictable if not understandable. He finished 51st in Malaysia and T-60 the following week in China.