LOS ANGELES – Justin Thomas is the only top 10 player on the field and the most favorite to win the final event of the USPGA Tour 2020 season Mayagopa Golf Classic.
World No. 3 Thomas was in the lead when No. 1 seed Dustin Johnson decided not to attend the event at the El Camelian Golf Club.
Thomas, who has two wins in 2020, is fourth in the Masters and five straight in the top 15.
When he looks back on his year, Thomas says he just wants to see it, but it could have been even better.
“I was four or five rounds away from having another historic year, but that doesn’t mean it can’t happen next year,” he said.
“I still don’t see the reason why someone can’t win eight, nine, 10, 11 times in a season. I know it’s not possible, a lot of people (think) it won’t happen. But, like I said, in a short season I’ve won five or six times. I was two rounds away. “
One of Thomas’ biggest challenges will be four-time key winner Brooks Koipka, who is coming off another injury break. Coyapka finished second to Thomas in the WGC-FedEx St. Jude Invitation.
Former winner Harris English is also on the field. English has played solid golf this season, finishing in the top 20 of 12 of his last 17 games. He finished fifth solo at the event last year.
Daniel Berger will also be a consistent player in 2020. Berger, who did not qualify for the Masters, finished in the top 10 in seven of his last nine events.
Mayagopa looks like a second home to 44-year-old Pat Perez. The longest-running regular in this competition, he won in 2016 with three of his career successes.
Abraham Anser of Mexico exhibits a strong performance in the Masters. Anser is trying to win for the first time in his home country.
Americans Tony Finow and Ricky Fowler are also in the industry.
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