The Winner’s Circle: Justin Thomas Takes the Honda

Justin Thomas
Credit: Getty Images/Sam Greenwood

Justin Thomas shot a final-round 2-under 68 on Sunday at PGA National and then beat Luke List with a birdie on the first playoff hole to capture the 2018 Honda Classic.

Thomas offset one bogey with three birdies – none bigger than the one on the par-5 18th at the end of regulation to get to 8-under par.

Nationality: American
Resides: Goshen, Kentucky
Birthdate: April 29, 1993 (age 24)
Native: Louisville, Kentucky
College: Alabama


FINAL SCORES

1 Justin Thomas -8 (67-72-65-68)
2 Luke List -8 (71-66-66-69)
3 Alex Noren -7 (66-75-65-67)
4 Tommy Fleetwood -6 (70-68-67-69)
5 Byeong Hun An -4 (70-72-69-65)
5 Webb Simpson-4 (66-72-66-72)


THE FOUR ROUNDS

After Round 1: T3 -3 (-3, 67)
After Round 2: T7 -1 (+2, 72)
After Round 3: T2 -6 (-5, 65)
After Round 4: 1 -8 (-2, 68)


THOMAS’ STATS

Driving Distance: 320.7
Driving Accuracy: 55.4%
Greens in Regulation: 65.3%
Putts Per GIR: 1.787
Scores: 15 Birdies, 51 Pars, 5 Bogeys, 1 Double


VICTORIES

PGA Tour: 8
2018 Honda Classic
2017 CJ Cup
2017 Dell Technologies Championship
2017 PGA Championship
2017 Sony Open in Hawaii
2017 SBS Tournament of Champions
2016 CIMB Classic
2015 CIMB Classic

  • Thomas owns eight career wins, and seven (7) in his last 31 PGA Tour starts.
  • Thomas joins Tiger Woods (24) and Jordan Spieth (11) as the only players in history to record eight wins before the age of 25.

MONEY

With his win, Thomas earned $1,188,000 and 500 points to move to No. 1 in the FedExCup standings.


WORLD RANKING

Thomas received 54 OWGR points, and will move from No. 4 to No. 3 in the Official World Golf Rankings following this victory. This is the highest ranking of Thomas’ career, and the first time he’s ranked above good friend Spieth.


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Credits: Getty Images, PGA Tour Media


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