Justin Thomas charged up the leaderboard on Sunday to capture his first major championship win at the 99th PGA Championship. Thomas, who was at one point tied at seven-under with five others, roared past Kevin Kisner, Hideki Matsuyama, Chris Stroud, Patrick Reed, and Francesco Molinari.
Thomas provided a flurry of highlights with birdies on the ninth, 10th, 13th, and 17th holes with his only bogey coming at the 18th, a meaningless one that meant a 2-shot victory over Patrick Reed, Francesco Molinari and Louis Oosthuizen.
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For Thomas, he now puts himself atop the list of player of the year candidates — ahead of Spieth with three wins, including a major, and Dustin Johnson and Matsuyama, both with three wins, including two World Golf Championship events.