Justin Thomas will return from injury next week at the Memorial
Justin Thomas will make his return to the PGA Tour after a brief injury layoff at next week’s Memorial Tournament in Ohio.
The tournament made the announcement on its official Twitter feed on Tuesday, writing, “Major champ with major star power and 8 @PGATOUR wins in the past 2 seasons @JustinThomas34 has officially joined the field for next week’s #theMemorial!
— #theMemorial (@MemorialGolf) May 21, 2019
A wrist injury forced the 2017 PGA Champion to withdraw from last week’s PGA Championship at Bethpage Black. With Thomas not in the field, Brooks Koepka cruised to his second-straight PGA title. The injury also caused Thomas to miss the Wells Fargo at Quail Hollow, the site of his 2017 PGA triumph.
Thomas’ last start was the Masters in April, where he finished T12. He initially injured his wrist in March when he hit a tree with his club at the Honda Classic. Thomas is still looking for his first Tour win since last year’s WGC-Bridgestone Invitational.
The 2019 Memorial Tournament kicks off next Thursday, May 30, and ends on Sunday, June 2. The event is hosted by 18-time major champion Jack Nicklaus at Muirfield Village in Dublin, Ohio, a course he designed and built. We have yet to hear if Tiger Woods, who has won the Memorial five times, will play in this year’s event.
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