Justin Thomas had quite a day on Sunday as he picked up his first career major as he won the 2017 PGA Championship at Quail Hallow in Charlotte, N.C..
Thomas, who entered the day at 5-under, fired a 3-under 68 to finish the tournament at 8-under, two shots clear of a number of golfers such as Patrick Reed and Louis Oosthuizen. After beginning the round bogey, birdie, bogey, Thomas finished the final 15 holes at 4-under par, including three birdies on the back-9.
— PGA TOUR (@PGATOUR) August 13, 2017
It’s been a career-year for the former Alabama golfer, as he recorded his best ever finish at both the Masters and the U.S. Open. In his time at Alabama, he won the Haskins award, which goes to the top collegiate golfer and was a member of Alabama’s 2013 national championship team. Thomas is from Goshen, Kentucky, just outside of Louisville.
He becomes the third different first-time major winner this year, joining Segioa Garcia, who won at the Masters and Brooks Koepka, who won the U.S. Open. Jordan Speith took home the British Open.
After finishing his round, Thomas celebrated with his friends Speith and Rickie Fowler.
Rickie Fowler and Jordan Spieth congratulate Justin Thomas, Jordan says "So awesome!" pic.twitter.com/NJWl11ax6X
— CJ Fogler (@cjzero) August 13, 2017
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