But in if that's not enough to convince you that the man is a talented golfer, I present to you this bunker shot he made during the final round of the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational... "This is my first PGA Tour win with them here, so it's pretty cool".
Thomas took a three-shot lead into the final round at Firestone Country Club and carded a closing 69 to finish 15 under par, four shots ahead of fellow American Kyle Stanley.
"That has been what we have stressed for two years".
The final major of the year, the PGA Championship, begins on Thursday.
The comment turned out to be prophetic, but then some would call Thomas' final-round performance a prevent defense along the lines of what Tiger Woods once did so well in his prime, an ability to know when to make the pack come to you.
"We think this tournament is good for the city, it's good for the Northeast Ohio region, with all the visitors and guests here", said Janelle Lee, from Canton.
Thomas referred to the driver as "The S**t", which in golf slang is high praise, indeed.
Jason Day, who threw away a chance to win the Bridgestone Invitational two years ago, had a 69 and was four shots behind.
One would be tempted to suggest that Thomas, just about the most impressive player in the world today, will repeat the exercise today and...
Of everything Thomas has accomplished in his young career, from last year's FedExCup victory to his triumph at the 2017 PGA Championship, he was missing only a World Golf Championship title from his resume. He joined Dustin Johnson and Bubba Watson as three-time winners this season. "To win on a golf course like this, a championship golf course and always against a very tough field, it just felt great".
Now, three victories later, he has closed the gap on Spieth - 11 PGA Tour victories for Spieth, nine for Thomas. Maybe I might be here when the Senior Tour comes around.
What made Sunday even better for Thomas was having his grandparents on hand.
The Holywood man, who won here in 2014 as part of his dominant stretch that also saw him win The Open and US PGA Championship, got off to a strong start after birdieing the second despite a wayward drive which finished on the adjacent third hole, and the four-time Major victor was then nearly hit by a shot from the group in front who were actually playing the par-four. The World Golf Championship instead will move to Memphis, Tennessee.
The 29-year-old mixed five birdies with two bogeys in a round that he admitted frustrated him as he struggled off the tee on the tight tree-lined fairways.
After starting the day in a tie for 10th place, he finished in a tie for 28th at 3-under 207, 11 shots back of leader Justin Thomas. McIlroy and Thomas live in South Florida, practice at The Bear's Club that Jack Nicklaus built, and spent several days practicing last week.