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, 16-5-2, across his four 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
Name: Justin Louis Thomas
Born: April 29, 1993
Nationality: United States
Residence: Jupiter, Florida, United States
College: University of Alabama
Turned Pro: 2013
Professional Wins: 17
Highest World Ranking: 1 – May 13, 2018
Best Results In Majors
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?
Driver: Titleist TSi3 (9.5°; Mitsubishi Diamana ZF 60 TX shaft)
Fairway Woods: Titleist TSi3 (15°; Mitsubishi AV Raw Blue 85 TX shaft), Titleist 915Fd (19.5°; Fujikura Motore Speeder VC 9.2 Tour Spec X shaft)
Irons: Titleist T100 (4; True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue X100 shafts), Titleist 620 MB (5-9; True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue X100 shafts)
Wedges: Titleist Vokey Design SM9 (47°, 52°, 57°; True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue X100 shafts), Titleist Vokey Design Wedgeworks (60.5°; True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue S400 shaft)
Putter: Scotty Cameron Phantom X 5.5 Tour
Ball: Titleist Pro V1x
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.
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”.