Former USPGA champion Justin Thomas is eager to banish the demons of having failed to close out a victory at the Genesis Open last weekend.
Thomas led by four shots heading into the final round at the Riviera CC, but could only manage a closing 75, allowing fellow American J.B. Holmes to nip in and claim the victory thanks to his 1-under par 70.
There's a chance I could win this week and nobody would talk about it ever again.Justin Thomas
However, while admitting that being unable to close out the victory will hurt from some time, Thomas is determined not to let it affect his play, as he prepares to tee off at the WGC-Mexico Championship.
He told the official PGA Tour website: "It will bother me the rest of my life, 100 percent it will.
"There are tournaments I didn't win my rookie year that still bother me and that was a lot worse than that, so I'm sure that will bother me. But in terms of being over it, it's done with.
"I feel like I know what I did. I played well, I just didn't make the putts and I just made the mistakes that in the past that I usually don't do when I'm playing with a lead.
"I would like to think I'm a little bit stronger than that, that this isn't going to have an impact on my career.
"There's a chance I could win this week and nobody would talk about it ever again."
Thomas has finished in a tie for fifth and in second place in the last two years at the WGC-Mexico Championship.
He can be backed at 4000/1 to win the WGC-Mexico Championship, while he is 9/4 to finish in the top five and 13/2 to be Top Anerican.
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