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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.
Watch the putt below:
"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.
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Elliott Heath is our Senior Staff Writer and has been with Golf Monthly since early 2016 after graduating with a degree in Sports Journalism. He manages the Golf Monthly news, features, courses and travel sections as well as our large Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages. He covered the 2022 Masters from Augusta National as well as four Open Championships on-site including the 150th at St Andrews. His first Open was in 2017 at Royal Birkdale, when he walked inside the ropes with Jordan Spieth during the Texan's memorable Claret Jug triumph. He has played 35 of our Top 100 golf courses, with his favourites being both Sunningdales, Woodhall Spa, Western Gailes, Old Head and Turnberry. He has been obsessed with the sport since the age of 8 and currently plays at West Byfleet Golf Club in Surrey, where his handicap index floats anywhere between 2-5. His golfing highlights are making albatross on the 9th hole on the Hotchkin Course at Woodhall Spa, shooting an under-par round, playing in the Aramco Team Series on the Ladies European Tour and making his one and only hole-in-one at the age of 15 - a long time ago now!
Elliott is currently playing:
Driver: Titleist TSR4
3 wood: TaylorMade SIM2 Max
Hybrid: TaylorMade SIM Max
Irons: Mizuno MP5 4-PW
Wedges: Cleveland RTX ZipCore 50, 54, 58
Putter: Odyssey White Hot OG #5
Ball: TaylorMade TP5x
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