Video: Justin Thomas pulls off filthy recovery shot from hazard

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There are incredible recovery shots and then there's what Justin Thomas managed to do in his Round 1 match against Luke List at the WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play Championship on Wednesday.
By T.J. Auclair
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Series: Golf Buzz

Published: Wednesday, March 21, 2018 | 12:55 p.m.

PGA Tour players are absolute magicians. 
 
Justin Thomas drove that home on the ninth hole at Austin Country Club on Wednesday in his Round 1 match against Luke List in the WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play Championship.
 
Thomas, the 2017 PGA Champion, found a lateral hazard with his approach shot.
 
With a steep, stone wall in front of him, Thomas climbed down into the hazard. In stroke play, he probably would have taken an unplayable-lie penalty. But since this is match play and List was already in pretty close in two, Thomas had to give it a crack.
 
Check out what he did:
 
 
Yep. That works.
 
Moments later, List would miss his putt to win the hole. 
 
Thomas then capped off the brilliant escape by making his par putt to maintain a 3-up lead.
 

T.J. Auclair is a Senior Interactive Producer for PGA.com and has covered professional golf since 1998, traveling to over 60 major championships. You can follow him on Twitter, @tjauclair.