Justin Thomas again. The 29-year-old won the PGA Championship again five years after his success at Charlotte's Quail Hollow Club. In Oklahoma the blackout of Pereira and the playoff won against compatriot Will Zalatoris were decisive.
Justin Thomas (67 67 74 67) won with a par on the third hole of the play-off over Zalatoris (66 65 73 71). Both have closed the 72 regular holes with a total of 275 (-5) strokes. Justin thus passed from ninth to fifth position in the world ranking.
Pga Championship, Justin Thomas
Thomas overtook his compatriot after a three-hole playoff in Southern Hills. The rookie Mito Pereira could also have been at those playoff holes, the lone leader on Saturday and until the start of the 18th hole on Sunday.
The obvious tension as he approached the historic goal betrayed the Chilean, who went into the water with the tee shot and forced an unlikely comeback. Pereira remained out of the playoff (-4 final), finishing in third position with 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 (-2) for Northern Irish Rory McIlroy. The son and grandson of PGA pros, he is the 22nd golfer to win the tournament multiple times.
Thanks to a good comeback in the last round he 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 where he has won for seven consecutive seasons.
The exploit brought Thomas $ 2,700,000 for a total prize pool of 15,000,000. Justin Thomas became the sixth golfer to hit 15 on the PGA Tour before turning 30. Five years after the first time, the American Justin Thomas (67 67 74 67) returns to win the PGA Championship in the USA by surpassing with a par, on the third hole of the play-off, his compatriot Will Zalatoris (66 65 73 71), second with mockery.
Both closed the 72 regular holes with a total of 275 (-5) strokes but, in the play-off, Thomas won and, thanks to this affirmation, moved from ninth to fifth position in the world ranking. In Tulsa, Oklahoma, disappointing tournament for Francesco Molinari, only 55 / o with 288 (70 72 75 71, +8).