OUTLOOK: Justin Thomas arrived at the Capstone as one of the consensus top-five recruits in the nation and played even better for Alabama as a true freshman ... won the Haskins Award and the Nicklaus Award, presented to the National Player of the Year ... also honored with the Phil Mickelson Award, as the National Freshman of the Year ... first Alabama player to capture those honors ... won his first collegiate event and never looked back, garnering a school-record four medalists honors and nine top-10 finishes ... won the SEC Championship and the NCAA Athens Regional ... a semifinalist for the Ben Hogan Award (nation's top amateur) ... selected as the SEC Player of the Year, Freshman of the Year, also garnering PING and Golfweek first-team All-America honors as well as All-SEC accolades ... played 12 events and 36 rounds for a school-record 70.44 stroke average ... was a fixture in the Crimson Tide lineup from week one ... won the Jones Cup Invitational ... earned an exemption into the PGA Greenbrier Classic by winning the Haskins Award where he made the cut ... advanced to the semifinals of the 2012 U.S. Amateur ... named to the 2012 World Amateur team ... No. 1 in 2012-13 Golfweek's preseason top-10 indviduals and No. 2 by Golf World.
2011-12 (FRESHMAN): Thomas finished his freshman season by being selected as the both the National Freshman of the Year and National Player of the Year ... the GCAA honored him with the Nickalus Award (National Player of the Year)and the Phil Mickelson Award (National Freshman of the Year ... a first-team PING All-American and Freshman All-American ... immediately made his presence felt at the Alabama by becoming the first Crimson Tide player to win his first career event ... won a school-record four medalist honors, including victories at the 2012 SEC Championship and the NCAA Athens Regional ... named the SEC Player of the Year and Freshman of the Year ... finished the season first in the Golfweek/Sagarin Performance Index and second in the Golfstat Cup ... led the team with a school-record 70.44 scoring average and posted another school record in relation to par at -0.89 per round (-32 for the season) ... also led the SEC and ranked fifth nationally in scoring average ... a two-time Golfweek National Player of the Week and a two-time SEC Golfer of the Week (Carpet Capital and Puerto Rico) ... two-time Southern Golf Association Amateur of the Month (April and May) ... finished with nine top-10 finishes and six top-five showings in 12 starts while shooting even par or lower in nine events ... low tournament was a 12-under 204 at the Schenkel Invitational, where he tied for third ... low round was a 65 on the final day of the Carpet Capital Collegiate where he rallied for the win ... had 14 rounds in the 60s and 25 of 36 rounds at par or better ... tied for 22nd and 21st respectively at the Olympia Fields Fighting Illini Invitational and the Jerry Pate National Intercollegiate ... posted a third-place finish at the challenging Isleworth Collegiate Invitational, where he carded rounds of 69, 78 and 67 to finish just off the pace at 2-under 214 ... opened the spring with his second medalists honor, winning in Puerto Rico with a 10-under 206 as the Tide captured its first win of the season ... played well at the Southern Highlands Collegiate Masters, shooting 5-over 221 to tie for 11th ... his 12-under 204 at the Schenkel Invitational helped Alabama shoot a school-record 47-under par and win the event by 22 strokes ... he shot rounds of 66, 68 and 70 ... Alabama won for the second week in a row and the third time in the spring with the help of his tie for sixth at the Linger Longer Invitational where he shot rounds of 67, 75 and 70 to finish at 4-under 212 ... tied for 10th at the Gary Koch Invitational with a even-par 216 ... became third player in Crimson Tide history to win SEC medalist honors ... shot 7-under-par 203 to edge teammate Bobby Wyatt by two shots ... carded three rounds in the 60s with a 68, 67 and 68 ... captured medalist honors at the NCAA Athens Regional, again rallying to defeat Wyatt ... shot a final-round 1-under-par 70 for a one-stroke win ... opened with back-to-back 4-under-par 67s ... battled for NCAA medalist honors before finishing tied for seventh after a final-round 73 ... carded 1-under-par rounds of 70 on the first two days for a even-par 213 ... won his opening round of match play in the NCAA quarterfinal, besting Kevin Miller of Kent State 6 and 5 ... lost to California's Max Homa 2 and 1 in the semifinals and then 3 and 2 to Jordan Spieth of Texas in the final.
PREP HIGHLIGHTS: He is the third-youngest player to make a PGA Tour cut (2009 Wyndam Championship) at just 16 years, three months and 24 days after ... a two-time Rolex Junior All-American, earning first-team honors in 2010 ... played for the United States team at the 2010 Junior Ryder Cup, winning 2.5 of a possible three points for the U.S. team ... participated in the U.S. Amateur in both 2010 and 2011, qualifying for match play both years before falling in the round of 32 ... recipient of the Byron Nelson International Junior Golf Award in 2011 ... won the 2009 Footjoy Invitational, holding off future Alabama teammate Tom Lovelady for the win ... won the 2010 Terra Cotta Invitational ... runner-up at the 2010 U.S. Junior Amateur ... shot 6-under 30, tying the lowest none-hole score at the U.S. Junior Amateur in 2010 ... named the KGA-PGA Junior Boys Player of the Year in 2010 ... played in the 2005 World Youth Team Challenge and the 2010 Canon Cup ... led his high school team at St. Xavier's to the 2008 and 2009 Kentucky State Championship ... earned state medalist honors in 2009 and was third in 2010 ... thee-time Kentucky All-State honoree, the first athlete at St. Xavier's to accomplish the feat ... named Kentucky's Mr. Golf in 2009 ... 2008 and 2010 Kentucky Junior Player of the Year.
PERSONAL INFORMATION: Thomas is the son of Mike and Jani Thomas ... his lowest competitive round is a 64, which he has shot six times.