Justin Louis Thomas is a professional golfer currently playing under the PGA Tour. He was formerly ranked World Number One and earned outstanding records including winning the PGA Championship, five PGA Tour events in a single season, and the FedEx Cup championship.
Thomas was born and raised in Louisville and started playing golf at a young age. During his junior year in high school, he already was part of the PGA Tour and competing in the Wyndham Championship. During this time, he was considered the third-youngest golfer to play in a PGA Tour event at only 16 years old. In college, he played golf for the University of Alabama and won the Haskins Award. In 2013, he became part of the national championship team.
It was in 2013 when Thomas made his professional debut in golf. His first win as a professional happened during the Nationwide Children’s Hospital Championship in 2014. In the same year, he finished 5th in the Web.com Tour, which earned him a spot in the finals and another PGA Tour card for the next season. At the end of 2015, he earned his first PGA Tour win during the CIMB Classic.
In the 2016-2017 season, Thomas continued to display outstanding performance. He held his CIMB Classico championship title and earned other championship titles including the SBS Tournament of Champions, FedEx Cup Championship, Dell Technologies Championship, and the 2017 PGA Championship. He was recognized as the fourth golfer to win five times in a single PGA Tour season, including a major. This title allowed his name to join in the ranks of golf’s greatest including Jordan Spieth, Tiger Woods, and Jack Nicklaus.
Thomas continued to gather championship titles from the 2017 to 2021 PGA Tour seasons. At present, he earned a total of 14 PGA Tour wins, which included 1 major championship, 1 players championship, and 2 world golf championships as well as 2 FedEx Cup playoff events and 8 other PGA Tours.
- 2012 Haskins Award
- 2017 FedEx Cup Champion
- 2017 and 2018 PGA leading money winner
- 2017 and 2021 PGA Player of the Year
- 2017 PGA Tour Player of the Year