PGA champion Justin Thomas: I know that they're very nervous

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PGA champion Justin Thomas: I know that they're very nervous

PGA Championship 2022 champion Justin Thomas made the statement after the win, and revealed that he was as nervous as his opponents.
"I didn't look at the leaderboard today," Thomas said for Sky Sports. "I could kind of feel through the energy in the crowd that I had a chance.

"I know that all the players that were ahead of me are great players, but haven't won a major, and it's a big moment. "I mean, I know I'm very nervous, so I know that they're very nervous and I just tried to tell myself that all I can do is control what I can, and if it's good enough, great, if not then so be it."

He is aware of how difficult it was to achieve this success, and he is especially happy about it. "It's very, very special," Thomas added. "Any time you win it's obviously great, but getting it done in different ways I think teaches a lot.

It's a great learning opportunity. I fought so hard today. I was out of it and I was back in. "This golf course is tough, winning a tournament is tough, winning a major is tough and I just tried to stay patient, and I felt, when I somehow got myself in that play-off, it was time to just go and get after it and get it done."

Zalatoris statement

Although Zalatoris did not succeed in what he intended, he is confident "I'm proud of the way I fought," Zalatoris told Sky Sports. "JT went out and got it in the play-off. "I hit a great putt [in the play-off] on 17, we just under-read it.

I fought like crazy today. I didn't have my best stuff yesterday, which obviously turns out to be the difference. "But we're going to get one soon. I've been knocking on the door in these majors for a little while and one's going to come soon.

"I had total resolve today. Even though the entire day I felt like I was behind the eight-ball, I was around the lead but I never really had it until I made that par putt on 18. "I knew I needed to keep fighting. I've come up one short and it stings, but we're going to get one soon."