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PGA rookie Thomas seeks breakthrough in Spieth's back yard at Byron Nelson

IRVING, Texas Justin Thomas, one of the most successful members of this year's rookie class on the PGA Tour, envisions a successful debut at the AT&T Byron Nelson based on feedback from Tuesday's practice round. Thomas adapted quickly enough to conditions at the Four Seasons Resort to grab the attention of longtime friend, playing partner and Masters champion Jordan Spieth. "We had a little skins game. It was fun and I got the better hand, as usual, on Jordan," said Thomas, one of several Nelson competitors staying at Spieth's home in Dallas during tournament week. Thomas, 22, and Spieth, 21, have traded good-natured barbs with one another during tournaments since...

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