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The last major of the year is finished and Justin Thomas has won it, become the PGA Champion at the age of 24, at Quail Hollow in Charlotte. Thomas is the son of a PGA pro.
Thomas was three under part on the final day, and was eight under for the tournament. Three day leader Kevin Kisner was three over for the day, finished at four under for the tournament, and in a tie for 7th. Francisco Molinari and Patrick Reed tied for second, each at six under. Both went four under par for the day. Rickie Fowler made a last day charge and moved into a tie for 5th; he was also four under on the day, and Hideki Matsuyama who had been so strong all week was one over the day, and also tied for 5th.
The young guns of golf have taken over, with only Sergio Garcia (Masters) of the old guard, capturing a Major win in 2017. The other three winners–all Americans–were some of golf’s best and youngest: Spieth (British Open), Koepka (US Open), and Thomas (PGA).
The last big event of the year will be the Fedex Cup playoffs, which start on 24 August and run through 24 September. The big news coming out of the PGA is that Rory McIlroy has announced that his schedule for the remainder of 2017 is “undecided”. He is still recovering from an early season injury and has said he may not play again this year…which is very disappointing since Rory is the current Fedex Cup champion, winning the title in 2016.
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