By Brian Wacker, PGATOUR.COM
CROMWELL, Conn. -- Amateur Justin Thomas didn't exactly finish on a high note Sunday, bogeying three of his last five holes en route to a 73 to finish 30th. But he left the Travelers Championship happy.
"I really wish I could start today over," the Alabama sophomore said. "I mean it's awesome. I'm just so grateful I got the opportunity to be here."
He mostly took advantage of it, too.
For one, he made the cut and had entered the final round on the fringe of contention.
For another, he learned that even when he's not at his best, he didn't quit on his round.
"I mean I hit it just awful today," he said. "It's one of the worst ball-striking rounds I'd say of the year for me. I hung tough, barring a bad finish, if I birdied one of those last three, I'd shoot even."
Up next for Thomas: Two weeks off.
Then he'll play the John Deere Classic, take two more weeks off, play the Southern Amateur, take another week off, play the Western Amateur and then the U.S. Amateur.
As for turning pro after that, Thomas wouldn't say.
"Just whenever I feel it's right," he said. "I got a lot of thinking to do. I got a lot of things I still gotta take care of the rest of the summer before I even worry about that."