Justin Thomas Makes it Back-to-Back Bama Wins on PGA Tour
Justin Thomas shot five under in the final round on Sunday at the WGC-FedEx St. Jude Invitational to win the event and propel himself back to the number one ranking in the world. The victory is marks the second win in a row for former Crimson Tide golfer on the PGA Tour after Michael Thompson won the 3M Open last week in Memphis.
Two wins for former Crimson Tide golfers highlights the strength of the Alabama golf program, however the wins mean vastly different things for both golfers.
Thompson's win was his second PGA Tour victory in his career, his most recent came at The Honda Classic in 2013. Thompson's win last week secured his place in PGA Tour for the next three years and earned him $1.1 million.
Thompson has been a fringe player on the PGA Tour throughout his career and now because of his victory he will be able to choose his schedule for the next three years. For a golfer with young children this delivers immense peace of mind.
Thomas won for the second time in this calendar year after winning the Sentry Tournament of Champions at Kapalua Resort in Maui, Hawaii.
Thomas moves back into the world number one ranking for the second time in his career and became the third youngest player to reach 13 Tour wins behind Tiger Woods and Jack Nicklaus. Thomas has earned $7.2 million during this season, bumping his career earnings to $37.3 million.
Thomas will now be the favorite in this week's PGA Championship at TPC Harding Park in San Francisco. Thomas won the PGA Championship in 2017.
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