Justin Thomas Wins 14th PGA Title
On Sunday, Justin Thomas won the Player’s Championship after a rough first two days. Thomas finished on 14-under after shooting a final-round 68.
For Thomas, the win was a bit more to him. The professional golfer talked about how his grandfather was at the forefront of his mind. Thomas’ grandfather passed away last month at the age of 89. The golfer said, “I think about him every day but thought about him this morning, and then I think when I saw my dad walking up 18, that was the first time during or since I teed off on one when I really thought about him.”
The 27-year-old not only won the tournament but also joined Tiger Woods, Jack Nicklaus and Johnny Miller as the only players in PGA Tour history with 14 victories before turning 28. Woods, a friend of the young golfer, said of him, “He likes to give me a lot of grief, especially when he’s not here, we’re all pulling for him, and I’m so glad to hear everything’s been going well with him.”
Thomas not only took $2.7 million in prize money, but he now has PGA title number 14.