WATCH: Justin Thomas Misses Tap-In Putt At The Open

How did the former World No.1 miss this?

Justin Thomas Misses Tap-In Putt At The Open
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How did the former World No.1 miss this?

WATCH: Justin Thomas Misses Tap-In Putt At The Open

Justin Thomas made a costly error on day three at The Open as he nonchalantly went to tap in a bogey putt on the 3rd hole.

JT's par putt slipped by the hole and he then inexplicably missed the follow up, which was no longer than 18 inches, to card a double bogey.

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"Oh deary me," Sky Sports commentator Richard Boxall said.

"Smack on the back of the hand for that. That's embarrassing" Andrew Coltart said on commentary.

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JT slipped from one-under to one-over with the double bogey.

He opened with a 72 (+2) on Thursday and a superb 67 (-3) in round two got him to one-under for the tournament.

The former World No.1 plays in his fifth Open Championship this week.

His previous best finish came at Royal Portrush in 2019 where he was T11th.

Thomas won his first and only Major to date at the 2017 PGA Championship at Quail Hollow in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Elliott Heath is our Senior Staff Writer and has been with Golf Monthly since early 2016. He graduated in Sports Journalism in 2016 and currently manages the Golf Monthly news, courses and travel sections as well as our large Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages. Elliott has interviewed some huge names in the golf world including Sergio Garcia, Thomas Bjorn, Bernd Wiesberger and Scotty Cameron as well as a number of professionals on the DP World and PGA Tours. He has also covered the 2022 Masters from Augusta National as well as three Open Championships including at Carnoustie in 2018 when he was inside the ropes with Tiger Woods. He has played 31 of our Top 100 golf courses, with his favourites being both Sunningdales, Woodhall Spa, Old Head and Alwoodley. He currently plays at West Byfleet Golf Club in Surrey, where his handicap index floats anywhere between 4-6. His golfing highlight is making albatross on the 9th hole on the Hotchkin Course at Woodhall Spa, and he has made one hole-in-one.

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