Born:April 29, 1993 in Louisville, Kentucky.
Original/Home Club:St Xavier H.S., Louisville.
MAJORS (2): US PGA Championship (2017, 2022). Ryder cup player (2018, '21). Presidents Cup player (2017, '19). Walker Cup player (2013). Multiple wins on the PGA Tour. FedEx Cup Champion (2017). PGA Tour leading money winner (2017, '18, '20). Youngest of the seven players to shoot a round of 59 on the PGA Tour. Has held the official ranking of world's No.1 male golfer.
During a highly successful amateur career, Thomas became a leading member of the Crimson Tide (University of Alabama golf team). As a university freshman in 2012, he won the coveted Haskins Award as the most outstanding collegiate golfer in the USA.
After turning professional in 2013 and playing on the Web.com Tour, Thomas moved up to the full PGA Tour in 2015. In November of that year, playing in the CIMB Classic in Malaysia, he recorded his first PGA Tour win. A successful defence of that title was made in 2016, before Thomas really hit the headlines by winning both PGA Tour events in Hawaii in January 2017. At the second of his back-to-back Hawaiian wins, the 23-year-old Kentuckian became the youngest of an elite group of seven players who had recorded a round of 59 on the PGA Tour.
Thomas's excellent progress within the professional ranks took further huge steps forward in 2017. He secured his first major championship win in the season's final major, the US PGA Championship. He then capped a phenomenal year by accumulating enough points in the four playoff events to win the FedEx Cup and associated $10 million bonus, and top the PGA Tour's money list. In 2022 he won the US PGA Championship for the second time.
The US PGA Championship (104th). 29-year-old Justin Thomas (USA) beat Will Zalatoris (USA) in a three-hole playoff (Thomas 2-under-par 11, Zalatoris did not finish); Thomas won this event for the second time. On the final day Mito Pereira (Chile) led throughout, until the par-4 18th where a double-bogey cost him not only the title, but also the chance to be in the playoff. [Southern Hills CC, Tulsa, Oklahoma].
Played as The Players Championship (Mar 11-14). Second-placed Lee Westwood (Eng) finished 1 shot behind Justin Thomas (USA), who collected the winner's share ($2.7 million) of the richest tournament purse in golf ($15 million). For the second week running on the PGA Tour (following the Arnold Palmer Invtl at Bay Hill), 47-year-old Westwood finished second by a shot. [Stadium Course, TPC Sawgrass, Ponte Vedra Beach, FL].
Played as the WGC-FedEx St Jude Invitational (Jul 30-Aug 2; postponed from July 2-5 due to world coronavirus pandemic). Second-placed Tom Lewis (Eng), Daniel Berger (USA), Phil Mickelson (USA) and defending champion Brooks Koepka (USA) finished 3 shots behind Justin Thomas (USA), who claimed his second WGC win. [TPC Southwind, Memphis, TN].
Played as the Sentry Tournament of Champions (Jan 2-5; first PGA Tr event in 2020; PGA Tr 2019/20 season). Thomas (USA) beat Patrick Reed (USA) with a birdie at the third playoff hole (par-5 18th). Defending champion Xander Schauffele (USA) was eliminated at the first playoff hole. Thomas also won this event in 2017. [Plantation course, Kapalua Resort, Maui, Hawaii].
Justin Thomas (USA) was the PGA Tour 2020 season leading money winner, with earnings of $7,344,040 on the Tour. Jon Rahm (Esp) was second with $5,959,819. Dustin Johnson (USA) was third with $5,837,267.
PGA of America
Justin Thomas (USA) won the PGA of America Player of the Year Award (for the second time in his career), based on points allocated for PGA Tour wins, money list position and scoring average. Jon Rahm (Esp) was second with 56 pts.
Played as the PNC Championship (Dec 19/20; post-season 36-hole scramble event; formerly the PNC Father/Son Challenge). Second-placed Team Singh (Vijay & his son Qass) finished 1 shot behind Team Thomas (Justin & his father Mike, a long-time club professional). The Thomas's won the Willie Park Trophy (a pair of red leather championship belts). Event notable for the first "senior" appearance of Tiger Woods and his 11-year-old son Charlie. [Ritz-Carlton GC, Grande Lakes, Orlando, FL].
Played as the BMW Championship (Aug 15-18; second of three FedEx Cup playoff events). Second-placed Patrick Cantlay (USA) finished 3 shots behind Justin Thomas (USA), who recorded his tenth PGA Tour win. [No.3 course, Medinah CC, Bloomingdale, nr Chicago, IL].
Played as the CJ Cup at Nine Bridges (Oct 17-20; US PGA Tour 2019/20 season). Second-placed Danny Lee (NZ) finished 2 shots behind Justin Thomas (USA), who won this event for the second time in three years. [The Club at Nine Bridges, Jeju Island, S. Korea].
Played as the Honda Classic (Feb 22-25). Thomas (USA) beat Luke List (USA) with a birdie at the first playoff hole (par-5 18th), to record his eighth PGA tour win. [Champion course, PGA National Resort, Palm Beach Gdns, FL].
Thomas (USA) won the Arnold Palmer Award as the PGA Tour 2018 leading money winner, with earnings of $8,694,821 on the Tour. Dustin Johnson (USA) was second with $8,457,352. Justin Rose (Eng) was third with $8,130,678.
Played as the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational (Aug 2-5). Second-placed Kyle Stanley (USA) finished 4 shots behind Thomas (USA). [South course, Firestone CC, Akron, Ohio].
Justin Thomas (USA) won the 2016-17 Jack Nicklaus Award as the PGA Tour Player of the Year, based on the votes of his peers.
Played as the inaugural CJ Cup at Nine Bridges (Oct 19-22; US PGA Tour 2017/18 season). Justin Thomas (USA) beat Marc Leishman (Aus) with a birdie at the second playoff hole (par-5 18th), to record his fifth win in 2017. [The Club at Nine Bridges, Jeju Island, S. Korea].
Played as the Dell Technologies Championship (Sept 1-4; second of four FedExCup playoff events; formerly Deutsche Bank Championship). Second-placed Jordan Spieth (USA) finished 3 shots behind Justin Thomas (USA), who claimed his fifth win of the PGA Tour 2016/17 season. [TPC Boston, Norton, Mass.].
Played as the SBS Tournament of Champions (Jan 5-8; first PGA Tr event of 2017; PGA Tr 2016/17 season). Second-placed Hideki Matsuyama (Jpn) finished 3 shots behind Thomas (USA), who recorded his third PGA Tour win and first on American soil. [Plantation course, Kapalua Resort, Maui, Hawaii].
The US PGA Championship (99th) (Aug 10-13). Second-placed Francesco Molinari (Italy), Patrick Reed (USA) and Louis Oosthuizen (RSA) finished 2 shots behind 24-year-old Thomas (USA), who claimed his first major championship title. [Quail Hollow Club, Charlotte, NC].
Played as the Sony Open in Hawaii (Jan 12-15). Second-placed Justin Rose (Eng) finished 7 shots behind Justin Thomas (USA), who recorded back-to-back PGA Tour wins. Thomas's opening round 59 made him the youngest of seven players who have achieved this remarkable score in PGA Tour history. Thomas also established a new PGA Tour scoring record of 253. [Waialae CC, Honolulu, Hawaii].
Justin Thomas (USA) won the PGA Tour 2016-17 season-long points chase, to capture the FedExCup and $10 million bonus. Jordan Spieth (USA) was second with 2,340 pts; Xander Schauffele (USA) was third with 2,151 pts. The Cup is awarded based on points earned during the regular PGA Tour season and in the four playoff events.
Thomas (USA) won the Arnold Palmer Award as the PGA Tour 2017 leading money winner, with earnings of $9,921,560 on the Tour. Jordan Spieth (USA) was second with $9,433,033; Dustin Johnson) was third with $8,732,193.
PGA of America
Thomas (USA) won the PGA of America Player of the Year Award (based on points allocated for PGA Tour wins, money list position and scoring average). Jordan Spieth (USA) was second with 88 pts.
Played as the CIMB Classic (Oct 20-23; Asian/US PGA Trs event; PGA Tour 2016/17 season). Second-placed Hideki Matsuyama (Jpn) finished 3 shots behind defending champion Justin Thomas (USA), who recorded his second PGA Tour win. [West course, TPC Kuala Lumpur, KL, Malaysia; at the time known as Kuala Lumpur G&CC].
Played as the CIMB Classic (Oct 29-Nov 1; Asian/US PGA Trs event; PGA Tour 2015/16 season). Second-placed Adam Scott (Aus) finished 1 shot behind 22-year-old Justin Thomas (USA), who recorded his first PGA Tour win. [West course, TPC Kuala Lumpur, KL, Malaysia; at the time known as Kuala Lumpur G&CC].
Tournament of Champions: the PGA Tour’s calendar-year starts, as it has done since 1999, with this iconic event in Hawaii. The field is drawn from players who won a PGA Tour event in 2022, or were amongst the top 30 in last year’s FedEx Cup final standings (Jan 6-9).
Desert Swing: the European (DP World) Tour launches into 2023 with three events in its UAE “Desert Swing”. Up first is the Abu Dhabi Championship (Jan 19-22), followed by the Dubai Desert Classic (Jan 26-29) and the Ras Al Kaimah Championship (Feb 2-5).
Kathy Whitworth: the end of 2022 saw the passing of LPGA Tour legend Kathy Whitworth. Her 88 LPGA Tour victories is more than achieved by any other golfer on either the LPGA or PGA Tours. Amongst her victories were six major championship titles.
Barry Lane: the golfing world was also saddened by the passing of Barry Lane, one of the European Tour and European Senior Tours most popular players. Enjoying success on both Tours, Lane was know for his excellent ball-striking and amiable personality.
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