Thomas unsurprised by stunning season
- A breakthrough season has come as no surprise to US PGA Championship winner Justin Thomas.
Justin Thomas has been unsurprised by his success this year as he heads into the Tour Championship with a great chance of winning the FedEx Cup.
Thomas, 24, has enjoyed a spectacular campaign, winning five times this PGA Tour season – including his maiden major at the US PGA Championship.
The American only needs a win at East Lake Golf Club in Atlanta, Georgia to be crowned FedEx Cup champion.
Asked about his success at a young age, Thomas said he always expected it.
"I probably would have wondered or asked why I didn't do it in my rookie year or the first or second year, honestly," the world number four told a news conference.
"I've always expected great things for myself. But at the same time I could understand if it didn't happen or why it didn't happen, but like I also said, I've just always expected a lot.
"I've wanted to win every tournament I've played, compete at every tournament I've played and had a chance to win, and this is a great year. No matter what happens this week it's been a great year."
Thomas sits second to countryman Jordan Spieth in the FedEx Cup standings, but a win by any of the top five, which also includes Dustin Johnson, Marc Leishman and Jon Rahm, would secure them the title.
A $10million prize awaits the overall champion, but Thomas said the money mattered little to him.
"I think I've proven five times this year why I have the game to win a major," he said.
"I want to continue to improve and get better in different facets of my game, but if I continue to do the things that I'm doing in the weeks that I've played well, at the tournaments that I've won, if I do what I was doing those weeks then I feel like I can win a lot of majors and a lot of tournaments.
"But, in terms of this week, it's definitely not about the money, it's definitely not about being better than anyone else.
"I just like to win, I like trophies and I just want to win to go and win not only the Tour Championship, but anytime you can win a year-long race and be known as a champion of an entire year it's a big deal, so that's what I'd be most excited about."