Joined at the hip in more than a few ways, Justin Thomas and Jordan Spieth are somewhat unwilling rivals.
The two grew up playing the same junior golf events, and that blossomed into a very real, if sometimes overblown, friendship. You see each of them pop up on their social channels and offer congratulations after the other wins.
Friendship and courtesies aside, these two are the Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson of the modern era, and neither one is exactly running away from that notion.
Although Spieth got out to the head start, bursting onto the scene with a win at the Masters and following that up with a British and U.S. Open, Justin has caught fire and is not looking back.
Since Spieth won the 2016 British Open, Thomas has eight victories to Spieth’s three, including the 2017 PGA Championship, a World Golf Championship and a FedExCup trophy.
Oh, and he also shot a 59. Not bad for 25.