Who's who in golf - Justin Thomas


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Name: - Justin Thomas
Country: - USA
Born : - April 29, 1993 in Louisville, 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). Multiple wins on the US PGA Tour. Youngest of the seven players to shoot a round of 59 on the PGA Tour.


Did you know?

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 another big step forward with his first major championship win coming in the final major of 2017, the US PGA Championship.


Top tournaments won by Justin Thomas

2017Men AmericaDell Technologies Ch'shipTPC Boston267 (-17)$1,575,000
Played as the Dell Technologies Championship (formerly Deutsche Bank Championship; the second of four FedExCup playoff events). 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 AmericaSony Open in HawaiiWaialae CC253 (-27)$1,080,000
Played as the Sony Open in Hawaii. 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. 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). 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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