Former Alabama Golfer To Represent USA in Olympics
Former Alabama golfer and current PGA Tour member Justin Thomas will be representing the United States of America in the 2020 Olympics. Golf TV confirmed the field and Thomas will join Collin Morikawa, Xander Schauffele and Bryson Dechambeau as a part of Team USA at Kasumigaseki Country Club in Saitama, Japan.
The field was set by the current world golf rankings with a total of 60 players in the field with a maximum of four golfers per country. Thomas is ranked No. 3 in the world after this past weekend's U.S. Open and is the second highest ranked American behind Dustin Johnson.
Jonson made the announcement in March that he would not be playing in the Tokyo Olympics, citing his focus on the PGA Tour as the reason for his absence. Johnson also chose to not play in the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro over concerns with the Zika virus.
Thomas has represented the United States already as an amateur in the Junior Ryder Cup, Eisenhower Trophy, Palmer Cup and the Walker Cup, emerging victorious in each event. As professional he helped the "Red, White and Blue" to win the Presidents Cup in 2017 and 2019, he was a member of the 2018 Ryder Cup.
Thomas has three wins on the PGA Tour along with three additional top three finishes and 10 Top-10 finishes in the 2021 season. The Louisville, KY. native has won PGA Player of the Year in 2017 and 2020.
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