Justin Thomas says there are no tricks to Golf National

July 01, 2018

World number two Justin Thomas said that he will tell his American Ryder Cup team-mates there "aren't any tricks" at Le Golf National, which will host the matchplay showdown in September.

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The 25-year-old finished tied eighth at the French Open on Sunday after a level-par final round of 71, failing to mount a serious title challenge despite a solid week at the venue just outside Paris.

"It's all right in front of you. There aren't any tricks," said Thomas, who was the only leading American player to make the trip to France.

"It sounds like for the most part they knew it was a narrow course and it was tough, and I'll just reiterate that to them.

"It's not like there's any ground-breaking stuff that I learned here. I definitely learned some stuff.

"There's not any blind shots or anything like that. You just have to go out and execute."

The reigning USPGA champion was looking for a second win of the year and first-ever in Europe, but struggled over the closing holes as his title bid petered out.

"I played really well this week. I just didn't quite have it today," he added.

"I mean, through 10 holes, I really wasn't playing well and I was two-under, and I was in with a great chance to have a chance these last couple holes.

"It was pretty frustrating, but you know, it was a good trip after my third week (playing) in a row. I thought I held up pretty well."

The Ryder Cup gets underway on September 28, when a star-studded United States outfit will be bidding to win on European soil for the first time since 1993.