Who's who: Justin Thomas

  • Justin Thomas, The Players Champion 2021
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  • Justin Thomas, The Players Champion 2021
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  • Photo of Justin Thomas

Who's who: Justin Thomas

  • Name:

    Justin Thomas
  • Country:

    USA
  • Born:

    April 29, 1993 in Louisville, Kentucky.
  • Original/Home Club:

    St Xavier H.S., Louisville.
  • Occupation:

    Professional golfer.
  • Turned Pro:

    2013
  • Website:

    https://www.justinthomasgolf.com

Roll of Honour

MAJORS (1): US PGA Championship (2017). 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.

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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.

Top tournaments won by Justin Thomas

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Thomas, Justin

Score

274 (-14)

Prize money

$2,700,000

Title sponsor

x

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].

2020
America
278 (-14)
$1,340,000
Sentry

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Thomas, Justin

Score

278 (-14)

Prize money

$1,340,000

Title sponsor

Sentry

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].

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Thomas, Justin

Score

119 (-25)

Prize money

$200,000

Title sponsor

PNC

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 11-year-old son Charlie. [Ritz-Carlton GC, Grande Lakes, Orlando, FL].

2020
Awards
$7,344,040
see Score
PGA Tour

Category

Awards

Winner (holder)

Thomas, Justin

Venue

Score

$7,344,040

Prize money

see Score

Title sponsor

PGA Tour

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.

2020
Awards
66 pts
n/a
PGA of America

Category

Awards

Winner (holder)

Thomas, Justin

Venue

Score

66 pts

Prize money

n/a

Title sponsor

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.

2019
Asia
Nine Bridges Jeju Is.
268 (-20)
US$1,755,000
CJ Group

Category

Asia

Winner (holder)

Thomas, Justin

Venue

Nine Bridges Jeju Is.

Score

268 (-20)

Prize money

US$1,755,000

Title sponsor

CJ Group

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].

2019
America
263 (-25)
$1,665,000
BMW

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Thomas, Justin

Venue

Medinah

Score

263 (-25)

Prize money

$1,665,000

Title sponsor

BMW

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].

2018
Awards
$9,694,821
see Score
PGA Tour

Category

Awards

Winner (holder)

Thomas, Justin

Venue

Score

$9,694,821

Prize money

see Score

Title sponsor

PGA Tour

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.

2018
America
272 (-8)
$1,188,000
Honda

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Thomas, Justin

Score

272 (-8)

Prize money

$1,188,000

Title sponsor

Honda

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].

2018
WGC
265 (-15)
$1,700,000
Bridgestone

Category

WGC

Winner (holder)

Thomas, Justin

Score

265 (-15)

Prize money

$1,700,000

Title sponsor

Bridgestone

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].

2017
Awards
$9,921,560
see Score
PGA Tour

Category

Awards

Winner (holder)

Thomas, Justin

Venue

Score

$9,921,560

Prize money

see Score

Title sponsor

PGA Tour

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.

2017
Awards
106 pts
n/a
PGA of America

Category

Awards

Winner (holder)

Thomas, Justin

Venue

Score

106 pts

Prize money

n/a

Title sponsor

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.

2017
Majors
276 (-8)
$1,890,000
PGA of America

Category

Majors

Winner (holder)

Thomas, Justin

Score

276 (-8)

Prize money

$1,890,000

Title sponsor

PGA of America

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].

2017
America
267 (-17)
$1,575,000
Dell

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Thomas, Justin

Score

267 (-17)

Prize money

$1,575,000

Title sponsor

Dell

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.].

2017
Awards
x
n/a
PGA Tour

Category

Awards

Winner (holder)

Thomas, Justin

Venue

Score

x

Prize money

n/a

Title sponsor

PGA Tour

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.

2017
Asia
Nine Bridges Jeju Is.
279 (-9)
US$1,665,000
CJ Group

Category

Asia

Winner (holder)

Thomas, Justin

Venue

Nine Bridges Jeju Is.

Score

279 (-9)

Prize money

US$1,665,000

Title sponsor

CJ Group

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].

2017
America
253 (-27)
$1,080,000
Sony

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Thomas, Justin

Score

253 (-27)

Prize money

$1,080,000

Title sponsor

Sony

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].

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Thomas, Justin

Score

270 (-22)

Prize money

$1,220,000

Title sponsor

SBS

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].

2017
Awards
3,000 pts
$10 million
FedEx

Category

Awards

Winner (holder)

Thomas, Justin

Venue

Score

3,000 pts

Prize money

$10 million

Title sponsor

FedEx

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.

2016
Asia
265 (-23)
US$1,260,000
CIMB

Category

Asia

Winner (holder)

Thomas, Justin

Score

265 (-23)

Prize money

US$1,260,000

Title sponsor

CIMB

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].

2015
Asia
262 (-26)
US$1,260,000
CIMB

Category

Asia

Winner (holder)

Thomas, Justin

Score

262 (-26)

Prize money

US$1,260,000

Title sponsor

CIMB

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].

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