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Golf News // Justin Thomas is ready for a big year, Greg Norman’s league needs players and other big things in golf (www.espn.com)

Justin Thomas pointed to the positives after his third-place finish at World Wide Technologies Championship, a tournament where he was in contention through three rounds but could not close the gap on Sunday and finished 5 shots behind winner Viktor Hovland.

That has — save for the Players Championship — been the story of Thomas’ 2021 year, one that he determined was disappointing earlier in the week despite the big win at the PGA Tour’s flagship event and finishing fourth in the FedEx Cup standings.

“I would say it has not been a very good year at all,” Thomas said. “Definitely haven’t closed out as many tournaments. As good of finishes I’ve had, I feel like I should have won more than once and played a lot better in the…

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