Who's who in golf - Justin Thomas


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Name: - Justin Thomas
Country: - USA
Born : - April 29, 1993 in Louisville, Jefferson County, Kentucky.
Original Home/Club: - St Xavier High School, Louisville.
Occupation: - Professional golfer.
Turned Pro: - 2013
Web Address: - http://www.justinthomasgolf.com
Sponsor / Attachment: - Titleist, Footjoy, Citi, Polo Ralph Lauren.

Roll of Honour

MAJORS (1): US PGA Championship (2017). Walker Cup player (2013). Presidents Cup player (2017). Multiple wins on the US PGA Tour. FedEx Cup Champion (2017). PGA Tour leading money winner (2017). Youngest of the seven players to shoot a round of 59 on the PGA Tour.


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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

2017Men AsiaCJ Cup at Nine BridgesNine Bridges Jeju Is.279 (-9)US$1,665,000
Played as the inaugural CJ Cup at Nine Bridges (Oct 19-22; co-sanctioned with US PGA Tr). Thomas (USA) beat Marc Leishman (Aus) with a birdie at the second playoff hole (par-5 18th), to record his fifth PGA Tour win in 2017. [The Club at Nine Bridges, Jeju Island, S. Korea].
2017Men AmericaDell Tech ChampionshipTPC Boston267 (-17)$1,575,000
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 Thomas (USA), who claimed his fifth win of the PGA Tour 2016/17 season. [TPC Boston, Norton, Mass.].
2017Men AwardsFedExCup - PGA Tr3,000 pts$10 million
Thomas (USA) won the PGA Tour 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.
2017Men AwardsMoney Winner - PGA Tr$9,921,560see Score
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.
2017Men AwardsPlyr of Yr - PGA of Am106 ptsn/a
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.
2017Men AwardsPlyr of Yr - PGA Trxn/a
Thomas (USA) won the Jack Nicklaus Award as the PGA Tour Player of the Year, based on the votes of his peers.
2017Men AmericaSony Open in HawaiiWaialae CC253 (-27)$1,080,000
Played as the Sony Open in Hawaii (Jan 12-15). Second-placed Justin Rose (Eng) finished 7 shots behind 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].
2017Men AmericaTourmnt of Chmpns (PGA Tr)Kapalua Resort270 (-22)$1,220,000
Played as the SBS Tournament of Champions (Jan 5-8). 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].
2017Men MajorsUS PGA Ch'shipQuail Hollow Club276 (-8)$1,890,000
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].
2016Men AsiaCIMB ClassicTPC Kuala Lumpur265 (-23)US$1,260,000
Played as the CIMB Classic (Asian/US PGA Trs event). Second-placed Hideki Matsuyama (Jpn) finished 3 shots behind defending champion Thomas (USA). [West course, TPC Kuala Lumpur, KL, Malaysia; formerly called Kuala Lumpur G&CC].
2015Men AsiaCIMB ClassicTPC Kuala Lumpur262 (-26)US$1,260,000
Played as the CIMB Classic (Asian/US PGA Trs event). Second-placed Adam Scott (Aus) finished 1 shot behind Thomas (USA), who recorded his first PGA Tour win. [West course, TPC Kuala Lumpur, KL, Malaysia; at the time called Kuala Lumpur G&CC].

 

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