Justin Thomas ditches dairy-free, gluten-free diet after poor season
Justin Thomas is adjusting his eating habits after a disappointing season in which he dropped from No. 8 to No. 27 in the world rankings.
Ahead of the Hero World Challenge in Nassau, Bahamas, the two-time major championship winner revealed that he's decided to give up his gluten-free and dairy-free diet.
"It wasn't exactly during my best stretch of golf, so I would say if I had it over, I would not do it," Thomas said during a press conference Tuesday, according to Golfweek's Adam Schupak. "Yeah, it's one of those things, I don't really give 50 percent too much. I feel like if I'm going to do something, I'm going to do it. I'm going to want to know how it is."
Thomas began following a diet prescribed by Dr. Ara Suppiah, chief medical doctor for NBC Sports and Golf Channel, earlier this year after experiencing lower energy levels while competing in the heat. He was initially committed to going gluten-free for one year and dairy-free for six months.
After missing the cut at the Open Championship in July, Thomas said he slowly implemented dairy back into his diet and "didn't feel any different." He soon started eating gluten again too, and it sounds like he has no plans to give up either again.
"Yeah, if you guys hear of me doing that again, tell me to stop," he told reporters.
The Hero World Challenge gets underway Thursday and continues through Sunday.