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Justin Thomas equals a Tiger Woods’ record

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The son and grandson of PGA pros, he became the 22nd golfer to win the tournament multiple times. Thanks to a good comeback in the last round that saw him rise from seventh position with a partial of 67 (-3), supported by five birdies and spotted by two bogeys.

For Thomas this is the 15th victory (in 191 appearances) on the PGA Tour (figure including 2 Majors), where he has won for seven consecutive seasons (if this year Dustin Johnson fails to establish himself on the circuit it would be the longest streak in the ‘ was modern).

It was since 2011 (Keegan Bradley on Jason Dufner) that the PGA Championship was not decided at the play-off. The exploit brought Thomas $ 2,700,000 for a total prize pool of 15,000,000. The former world number 1 has thus become the sixth golfer since World War II to achieve 15 successes on the PGA Tour before turning 30.

Justin Thomas, record

And so he joined Jack Nicklaus, Johnny Miller, Tom Watson, Woods and Rory McIlroy. After the one arrived at the Masters in 2021, still a second place for Zalatoris. Third place ex aequo, with 276 (-4), for Mito Pereira (this is the best result in a Major by a Chilean), who finished the “moving day” in the lead, and for the American Cameron Young.

Fifth place with 277 (-3) for the British Tommy Fleetwood and Matt Fitzpatrick, as well as for the American Chris Kirk. Top 10 and eighth place with 278 (-2) for Northern Irish Rory McIlroy. Thomas turns pro in 2013. He receives the card to play on WebTour.com through a qualifier tournament.

He participates in his first professional event with the Nationwide Children’s Hospital Championship in 2014, which he wins. Thomas is fifth in the WebTour.com seasonal ranking and third after the WebTour finals; earning the PGA Tour card for the 2015 season.

Thomas places 32nd in the FedEx Cup, losing the Rookie of the Year Award to Daniel Berger. On 1 November 2015, Thomas won the CIMB Classic in Kuala Lumpur, his first win of a PGA Tour event. He beat Australian Adam Scott by one stroke, avoiding a double bogey by pocketing a 1.8m putt for the par. Closing his second round with 61 strokes, Thomas earns the victory with 26 strokes under par.

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