When all looked set for the 54-holes leader Kevin Kisner who entered the final round of PGA Championship with two strokes lead, enters the man Justin Thomas who was three strokes back from the lead. Thomas just did not have a good last round, it was a miracle round for the lad. He had been winning CIMB Classic in 2015 and 2016 and he just made it even bigger with PGA Championship.
Thomas who was just enjoying his pal Spieth’s win at the Open last week turned him his guest for this now is it right to say next is Fowler on the line for a major? Maybe, but will surely have to wait for it.
Thomas shot a final round 68 to finish at 8-under 276 (73-66-69-68), leaving Francisco Molinari, Patrick Reed, and Louis Oosthuizen tied for the 2nd spot and his pal Fowler for a T-5th with Matsuyama.
Thomas now has four wins this season (CIMB Classic, SBS Hyundai Tournament of Champions, Sony Open in Hawaii, PGA Championship). He shot a 59 at the Sony Open in Hawaii and broke a U.S. Open record with his 9-under 63 at Erin Hills. He now stands second in the FedExCup a week before the FedExCup Playoffs begin. He will represent the United States for the first time as a pro at this year’s Presidents Cup, as well.
Justin, who wore pants in junior tournaments because he knew emulating the pros was the best way to prepare to play alongside them, made his first PGA TOUR cut at age 16 and was college golf’s player of the year as a freshman at Alabama. He turned pro at 20 and needed just one Web.com Tour season to graduate to the PGA TOUR. His first PGA TOUR victory, at the 2015 CIMB Classic, came at age 22.
Matsuyama who was getting all the support to win this after his second round wonder of seven under par to set him tied for the lead. He had won WGC Bridgestone championship just last week and his magic was confirmed for this event too.
Kisner who had been riding a lot of hopes for 54-holes broke down all his effort in the final round, he went on to play three over par for the day, making him finish for four under par and tied for the seventh spot with Graham DeLaet.
Spieth and McIlroy who entered the tournament to complete their career grand slam had a dismal show at the 99th PGA Championship. Spieth who went down with 2 over par, for a T-28th, he had declared his inability to win this on the second day itself. Rory McIlroy 28 years old Irishman complained about his rib injury after the third round, and we think he needs to attend this immediately as he has been dry from a win for the whole year now, he finished for one over par for a T-22nd position with Poulter. Poulter was earlier arguing with rules man regarding a drop when he claimed, he has lost his ball. He was asking for a drop but rules man wanted him to tee-off again.
Anirban Lahiri who got support from the Indians came dead last with his 15 over par debacle, a lot to learn for this young Indian and fans need to be patient.