Young American Thomas wins US PGA Championship
Justin Thomas Sunday in Charlotte, the US PGA Championship to his name. It is for the American his first victory in a major.
The victory of the 24-year-old golfer fits seamlessly into the trend of young Americans who are this season’s major tournaments. The then 23-year-old Jordan Spieth won this year’s British Open and the 27-year-old Brooks Koepka triumphed at the US Open. The Masters were this year won by the Spaniard Segio Garcia.
Thomas was as fourteenth put in place for the last major tournament of the season. He died this weekend, not under the pressure when he is in the top meedraaide.
“I was the whole week incredibly calm,” said Thomas in Charlotte after the Wanamaker Trophy received. “I really had the feeling that I was going to win and felt a lot of confidence.”
Thomas ended with a score of 276, eight under par. On the last three holes, known as ‘the Green Mile’ asked Thomas, his victory secure. “My shot on the seventeenth track was probably one of the best balls I have ever beaten you.”
Behind Thomas shared three golfers in second place: the American Patrick Reed, The Italian Francesco Molinari and South African Louis Oosthuizen finished six under par.
Joost Luiten was in Charlotte on the second day off. With 149 strokes he came up two strokes short of the cut of 147.