24-year-old Justin Thomas just won the first major victory of his career at the conclusion of Quail Hollow’s first major championship yesterday.
At the start of the tournament, most experts were betting on Jason Day, Rory McIlroy, or Jordan Spieth (this would have been his 4th major victory, making him the youngest golfer ever to ever win a ‘grand slam’), especially after Spieth’s remarkable victory at the Open Championship last month at Royal Birkdale.
At the end of the yesterday’s round, the final scores painted a very different picture from what the experts predicted (Rory McIlroy didn’t even make it into the top 10);
Justin Thomas closed his final day in Charlotte with a solid three-under-par 68 on a Quail Hollow course that proved to be surprisingly unpredictable. With a total of eight-under 276 for all 4 days, he finished two strokes ahead of the runners-up: Francesco Molinari and Patrick Reed, who both finished Sunday’s round with 67s, and Louis Oosthuizen, the 2010 British Open champion, who finished with a 70.
Here’s the moment he sunk his final put to win the first major championship of his career;
Here’s his first kiss with the legendary Wannamaker Trophy on the 18th green;
Congratulations Justin Thomas!
We’re glad you won your first major here in the Queen City!