Justin Thomas

    Justin Thomas

    Height: 5 ft. 10 in 

    Weight: 145 lbs 

    Birthday: 04/29/1993

    College: University of Alabama

    Turned Pro: 2013

    Birthplace: Louisville, Kentucky

    Country:  United States

    Sponsor: Titleist

      

    While playing golf at the University of Alabama, Thomas won six times. He was part of the team that won the 2013 NCAA Championship. He was named the College Player of the Year in 2012. He was part of the victorious Palmer Cup and Walker Cup teams in 2013 as well as being the Eisenhower Trophy winner in 2012. In 2009, he was the third youngest player to make the cut in a PGA Tour event. He achieved this feat at the Wyndham Championship at the age of 16 years and, 3 months and 24 days. He finished the week in a tie for 78th.

    After graduating in 2013, he turned pro. He earned a card on the Web.com Tour for the 2014 season after playing well enough at Q School. He played 20 events in his first season, making the cut on 18 occasions. He won his first pro event at the Nationwide Children's Hospital Championship after a play-off with South African Richard Sterne. He was runner-up at the El Bosque Mexico Championship and had a total of seven top 10 finishes n his way to ending the year 5th on the money list. He also played in the web.com Tour Finals event, finishing 3rd. As a result, Thomas earned a full PGA Tour card for the 2015 season.

    So far in his rookie season, Thomas has played in 23 events, making the cut on 16 occasions. He has registered ten top 25s so far including five top 10s. His best result to date was a tie for 4th at the Sanderson Farms Championship.

    By any measure, Justin Thomas had a remarkable current season. Just a year or two ago, Justin Thomas was most-noted for being one of Jordan Spieth’s best friends. That title was a disservice to Thomas, however, so has more than earned his own attention – even before his incredible 2017 season. Thomas was an outstanding amateur and collegiate player, and has gotten his professional career off to a great start. If he stays on his current path, it would not be surprising to talk about Thomas as one of the best players of his generation.

    Since the 2017 PGA Tour season wraps around from one year to the next, Justin Thomas’ first win of the year actually took place in 2016. That title came at the CIMB Classic, where he edged out Hideki Matsuyama by three strokes. Impressively, this was Thomas’ second straight year winning this event, having used a 61 in the second round to power his way to victory in 2015.

    That first win came in October of 2016, but it wouldn’t be long before Thomas was back at it. In fact, he put together one of the most impressive two-week runs in professional golf history in January of 2017. Starting at the SBS Tournament of Champions, Thomas fired an incredible score of 22-under par, to again beat out Hideki Matsuyama by three strokes. Then, the following week on another Hawaiian island, Thomas absolutely dominated the field in the Sony Open. His total score for the week? 27-under-par, and a seven stroke victory. His worst scores for the tournament were a pair of weekend 65s, and he got the event started with one of the few 59s in PGA Tour history. For these two weeks, Thomas was 49-under-par across a total of eight rounds. Only one of those eight rounds was higher than a 67.

    Then came the PGA. The final major of the year, the PGA Championship was contested at Quail Hollow. With a strong final round 68, including some excellent shots under pressure late in the day, Thomas was able to defeat the threesome of Francesco Molinari, Louis Oosthuizen, and Patrick Reed by two shots. Suddenly, Thomas had added a major title to his resume, and he was the likely Player of the Year. When he added the Dell Technologies Championship to the list of wins by taking down buddy Jordan Spieth by three shots, it seemed all but certain that Thomas would come away with the FedEx Cup. There was plenty of drama at the end of the Tour Championship before things were decided, but it would be fair to say that justice was served when Thomas took home the year-long crown.

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