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Justin Thomas

Justin Thomas: Player Profile

 

Who is Justin Thomas?

Justin Thomas has been a top class golfer for some years now, winning 15 times on the PGA Tour, including being a two-time PGA Champion.

After making a cut on the PGA Tour at the age of just 16, Thomas studied at the University of Alabama. He left early to pursue a professional golf career, and it soon paid off. His first professional victory came at the Nationwide Children’s Hospital Championship, one of the Web.com Tour Finals events.

A year later, Thomas won the CIMB Classic in Malaysia to claim his first PGA Tour win. He would win the event in 2016 as well to go back-to-back. Since then, Thomas has won 15 times on the PGA Tour. He lifted the Wanamaker Trophy for the first time in 2017, on his way to being crowned the FedEx Cup Champion. He then won the PGA Championship for a second time five years later, coming from seven shots behind, a tournament record, on the final day. 

Thomas is also a serial winner in the team game, performing at his best in both the Ryder Cup and Presidents Cup. He has an astonishing record across his five appearances for Team USA in these competitions. He has played incredible golf alongside best friend Jordan Spieth, with the pair being dominant across several of those competitions.

Justin Thomas | An Overview

Personal Information

Name: Justin Louis Thomas
Born: April 29, 1993
Nationality: United States
Residence: Jupiter, Florida, United States

Career

College: University of Alabama
Turned Pro: 2013
Professional Wins: 17
Highest World Ranking: 1 – May 13, 2018

Best Results In Majors

Best Finishes:
Masters Tournament – 4th (2020)
– PGA Championship – WON (2017, 2022)
– US Open – T8 (2020)
Open Championship – T11 (2019)

Professional Wins – 17

2014 (1) – Nationwide Children’s Hospital Championship
2015 (1) – CIMB Classic
2016 (1) – CIMB Classic
2017 (5) – SBS Tournament of Champions, Sony Open in Hawaii, PGA Championship, Dell Technologies Championship, CJ Cup
2018 (2) – Honda Classic, WGC-Bridgestone Invitational
2019 (2) – BMW Championship, CJ Cup
2020 (3) – Sentry Tournament of Champions, WGC-Fedex St Jude Invitational, PNC Championship
2021 (1) – The PLAYERS Championship
2022 (1) – PGA Championship

Achievements and Awards

Haskins Award – 2012
FedEx Cup Champion – 2017
PGA Tour Money Winner – 2016-17, 2017-18, 2019-20
PGA Tour Player of the Year – 2016-17
PGA Player of the Year – 2017, 2020

Justin Thomas | What’s In His Bag?

Thomas is a Titleist staff player, playing a TSi3 driver and fairway woods. He also plays T100 and 620MB irons along with a quartet of Vokey SM9 wedges. Thomas also has a Scotty Cameron putter as well.

You can read our full article on Justin Thomas’ what’s in the bag here.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about Justin Thomas

When and where was Justin Thomas born?

Justin Thomas was born in Louisville, Kentucky, United States on April 29, 1993. His father is the head professional at the Harmony Landing Country Club, and Thomas took up the game at a young age.

When did Justin Thomas turn professional?

JT turned professional in 2013 after leaving the University of Alabama early. He won six times during his time playing for the Crimson Tide, and was also given the Haskins Award for being the country’s most outstanding collegiate golfer. He earned his Web.com Tour card via Qualifying School shortly after turning professional.

How many PGA Tour titles has Justin Thomas won?

As of September 2023, Justin Thomas has won 15 times on the PGA Tour, including two major titles. Thomas is a two-time PGA Champion, having lifted the Wanamaker Trophy in both 2017 and 2022. He also has two World Golf Championships wins, two FedEx Cup Playoffs wins and the PLAYERS Championship to his name.

Who is Justin Thomas married to?

Thomas is married to Jillian Wisniewski, a fellow University of Kentucky student. The pair wed in a private ceremony in November 2022, where Jordan Spieth was Thomas’ best man. Wisniewski is currently a Senior Business Manager at McGarry Bowen.

Did you Know?

PGA Tour Youngster

Thomas made his debut on the PGA Tour at the Wyndham Championship in 2009, four years before turning professional. The 16-year-old became the third-youngest player in history to make a cut on the PGA Tour.

59 Club

After winning the SBS Tournament of Champions, Thomas’ first round at the Sony Open in Hawaii saw him become just the 7th man in PGA Tour history to card a 59. He started and finished his opening round with eagles, and would go on to set the scoring record at the tournament, winning for the second week in a row.

Thomas The Investor

Thomas is an investor in the fitness tracking company Whoop, along with Rory McIlroy. He also recently invested in EFL Championship side Leeds United alongside Jordan Spieth. Thomas also founded the company WearSPF, a sunscreen brand. He did so after discovering a small mole on his leg which actually turned out to be in the early stages of melanoma.

Justin Thomas Foundation

The Justin Thomas Foundation positively impacts children in need, junior golf, and military families with the intent of helping all achieve their full potential. According to the foundation’s website, the goals of the Justin Thomas Foundation “reflect the altruistic aspirations of the Thomas family. By funding programming and fulfilling requests of those in need, they are committed to showing compassion, displaying kindness, and making a difference in the world”.

Other Justin Thomas Articles

Leeds and Louisville! Justin Thomas eyes up two big home games in PGA week

Justin Thomas splits with caddie ‘Bones’ Mackay one week before the Masters

Justin Thomas would ‘have a hard time’ with LIV players returning to PGA Tour

‘His resume speaks for itself’: Zach Johnson on Justin Thomas

Leave Justin Thomas alone!

You won’t believe Justin Thomas’ mileage in 2023

‘It’s the lowest I’ve felt’: JT on ‘humiliating’ score to miss US Open cut

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Matt Coles

Matt Coles

Mention a European country, and Matt will tell you which resorts make the National Club Golfer Top 100s: European Resorts list. He might even throw in who designed the golf course and how many rooms the hotel has got at each one…

Matt got into the game of golf from a young age, following his old man to the local golf club. He fell for the sport, and now can’t seem to go a day without thinking about how to improve his game (Thanks Dad!). Matt has been a member of Howley Hall GC in Leeds since 2020, and is just about managing to maintain a single-figure handicap. He likes to remind people that he once broke 75, but won’t tell people that it was on a shortened course during the winter.

He moved to Leeds after graduating from the University of Central Lancashire with a First Class Honours degree in Sports Journalism. Matt joined NCG after almost five years travelling the world with the Professional Squash Association, working on events in all four corners of the globe.

Matt currently plays a Cobra King LTDx driver and RadSpeed 3-wood. TaylorMade monopolise the rest of his bag, with a SIM UDI, M5 irons and both Milled Grind and HI-TOE wedges, along with a Monza Redline putter. He uses a Vice Pro Plus golf ball, because he’s a bit different…

Away from golf, Matt is a Manchester United fan, and a keen runner, having ran the Rob Burrow Leeds Marathon (his first and possibly last), in May 2023.

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