Justin Thomas Claims Victory at the Sentry Tournament of Champions
Former Alabama golfer Justin Thomas was victorious this past weekend in the Sentry Tournament of Champions at the Kapalua Plantation Course in Lahaina, Hawaii. Thomas won the tournament after being forced into a playoff with Patrick Reed and Xander Schauffele. Thomas made bogey on the 18th hole to allow Schauffele and Reed back into the tournament in a playoff.
Thomas entered Sunday behind the then leader Schauffele by one stroke but he birdied six out of eight holes Sunday to take a two-shot lead into the final three holes of the fourth and final round. Reed and Thomas birdied the first playoff hole, eliminating Schauffele who registered a par. Reed and Thomas then both pared the second playoff hole to force a third. Thomas made a birdie in his fourth consecutive playing of the 18th hole to Reed’s par winning the playoff and thus the tournament for the second time in his career.
This weekend’s win was worth $6,700,000 for Thomas and he has now claimed victory in three of his last six PGA Tour starts and has 12 tour victories in his career. The 12 wins give Thomas more than any active player under the age of 30. In his last 11 starts Thomas has finished no worse than tied for 17th. He joins the illustrious company of Jack Nicklaus, Tiger Woods and Sam Snead as the only players with 12 victories prior to turning 27. Thomas holds strong to his number four world ranking heading into next week’s Sony Open in Honolulu, Hawaii. Keep it locked in with Tide 100.9fm, tide1009.com/listen-live and the TIDE APP for all your updates on the Alabama Crimson Tide.