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30 Unknown Facts About The Fan Favorite Golfer - Justin Thomas We Bet You Never Knew Before

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Justin Thomas, who became the 21st player to top the Official World Golf Ranking, is a former World Number One player, renowned as one of the game’s foremost power players and big hitters. Adept at the long put, he is said to have shot some of the lowest scores in golfing history. Here are some really unique things to know about the American professional golfer:

  1.  In the year 2009, with his game in the Wyndham Championship on the PGA tour, he became the third youngest player to make the cut at the age of 16.
  2.  Thomas became the 7th player in PGA Tour history and also the youngest player ever to shoot a round of 59 at the Sony Open in Hawaii.
  3.  He is also the first ever player in the world history to shoot nine under par in a US Open at Erin Hills in the year 2017.
  4.  He has nine PGA Tour wins to his name, with his first tour win being in the year 2015 in Kuala Lumpur at the CIMB Classic, beating Adam Scott by one stroke.
  5.  It was reported that making it on the PGA Tour has been a dream for Thomas, since the age of 7, when he attended the Tiger Woods’ win in the 2000 PGA at Valhalla.
  6.  In fact, he is said to have a VHS tape of the tournament, which he claims to have watched at least a 50 times. It has kind of motivated the Louisville native to one day make it to the same stage.
  7.  Thomas, following the footsteps of illustrious Professional Golfers like Jack Nicklaus and Tiger Woods, is became the first player since the year 1960 to earn five victories, including a major, in a season, before the age of 25.
  8.  He was honored with the Haskins award, as the most outstanding collegiate golfer in the year 2012, which was previously awarded to both Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson.
  9.  The year 2017 is said to be his breakout year, with five PGA Tour events, including the PGA Championship, his maiden major championship, and also winning the FedEx Cup championship.
  10.  Justin Louis Thomas was born on April 29, 1993 in Louisville, Kentucky to Mike Thomas and Jani Thomas. He is the grandson of Paul Thomas, who played in the 1962 U.S. Open at Oakmont, paired with none other than Arnold Palmer.
  11.  In fact, he is the third-generation member of the PGA of America, from his family. His grandfather Paul was the head pro at Zanesville Country Club for over 25 years, while his father Mike, is the head professional at the Harmony Landing Country Club in Goshen, Kentucky, since the year 1990.
  12.  He graduated from the St. Xavier High School in the year 2011, before attending the University of Alabama.
  13.  During his time at the University, he won six times for the Crimson Tide, and was also on the national championship team of the year 2013.
  14.  It was said that Justin started playing golf at the very young age of 2 years, when his father introduced the play to him.
  15.  As a kid, he spent most of his days in the summer, picking the range and hitting shots as his father worked. And at the end of the day, he and his father would play for dollars.
  16.  He claims that he was a pretty sore loser, and that he did not handle it well, when he had to give up a dollar to his father, when he lost.
  17.  For his rookie season, his mom Jani regularly went out with him and his friends to dinner at night, and is also known to travel regularly with him on tours.
  18.  His father reportedly has a frame of the golf balls from special moments in his career, which includes his most recent record-tying 63 in the third round at Erin Hills, and the 59 at the Sony Open.
  19.  He has been a close friend of Jordon Spieth, since the age of 14 and 13, when they competed at the Evian Junior Masters in France together.
  20.  He turned professional in the year 2013, earning his tour card on the Web.com Tour through qualifying school.
  21.  In the 2014 Web.com Tour regular season, he finished fifth, and third after the Web.com Tour Finals, and earned his PGA Tour card for the 2015 season.
  22.  He is said to have collected seven top-10s and 15 top-25s, with fourth-place finishes at the Quicken Loans National and Sanderson Farms Championship in the year 2015.
  23.  After finishing runner-up to Xander Schauffele at the Tour Championship, Thomas became the FedEx Cup champion on September 24, 2017.
  24.  He qualified for the U.S. team participating in the 2018 Ryder Cup in September 2018, in which he played well going 4-1-0. He won his singles match against Rory McIlroy.
  25.  He won for the eighth time on tour, claiming victory in a playoff with Luke List, at the Honda Classic in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, in February 2018.
  26.  This particular victory led Thomas to the top of the FedEx Cup standings and also lifted him to the spot of number three in world rankings.
  27.  At the WGC-Mexico Championship, he lost in a sudden-death playoff to Phil Mickelson, though he had been even par after the first two rounds, and made a remarkable finish to his final round.
  28.  He failed to claim the top spot in the world again at the WGC-Match Play, when he lost to Bubba Watson in the semi-finals. However, his lead at the top of the FedEx Cup standings was extended with the result and the gap on world number one Dustin Johnson was reduced.
  29.  It was after the 2018 Players Championship that he replaced Dustin Johnson as the world number one golfer. However, he lost that ranking after four weeks when Johnson won the FedEx St. Jude Classic.
  30.  He led the Genesis Open entering the final round on February 17, 2019, in which he shot 75, finishing second to champion J. B. Holmes.
  31.  Justin Thomas Net Worth: $38 Million

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