Justin Thomas won the 2022 PGA Championship at Southern Hills, posting a four-day total of 5-under par, then edging Will Zalatoris in a playoff, to score his second major title.
According to Justin Ray of Golf Channel, Thomas became just the sixth player since World War II to record 15 wins, including two majors, before the age of 30. The others are Jack Nicklaus, Johnny Miller, Tom Watson, Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy.
Justin Thomas ties the largest 54-hole comeback to win in PGA Championship history (7 shots).
He's the 6th player since World War II with 15 PGA Tour wins including 2 majors before age 30, joining Jack Nicklaus, Tiger Woods, Rory McIlroy, Tom Watson and Johnny Miller.
— Justin Ray (@JustinRayGolf) May 22, 2022
Afterwards, the golf world, including the three living winners of golf’s grand slam (Woods, Nicklaus and Gary Player), along with many of Thomas’ competitors, congratulated the 29-year-old superstar via Twitter.
Here’s a roundup:
Congratulations to @JustinThomas34 on the @PGAChampionship! When you have an opportunity, you need to take advantage of it, and he did. A great second major win. Very happy for him—could not happen to a nicer young man. —Jack pic.twitter.com/A9mRag6zhu
— Jack Nicklaus (@jacknicklaus) May 23, 2022
— Tiger Woods (@TigerWoods) May 23, 2022
Massive congratulations to @JustinThomas34 on an epic @PGAChampionship win. A well deserved win and certainly an overdue 2nd major victory. He played some great golf and held his nerve in a playoff. Congratulations. My best, GP. pic.twitter.com/PhoHqoNGX8
— GARY PLAYER (@garyplayer) May 23, 2022
The Super Events
How many Wanamakers is that now, JT? ✌
— Ryder Cup USA (@RyderCupUSA) May 22, 2022
JT doing what he does on the 𝐛𝐢𝐠𝐠𝐞𝐬𝐭 𝐬𝐭𝐚𝐠𝐞𝐬.
The PGA Champ. 🏆 pic.twitter.com/v47OjToML9
— Presidents Cup (@PresidentsCup) May 22, 2022
See you at The Country Club, JT 👏 pic.twitter.com/jCSDlA5HvD
— U.S. Open (USGA) (@usopengolf) May 22, 2022
— PGA Championship (@PGAChampionship) May 23, 2022
— Charles Schwab Challenge (@CSChallengeFW) May 23, 2022
— TOUR Championship (@playofffinale) May 22, 2022
Coming through in the 𝙘𝙡𝙪𝙩𝙘𝙝.
— BMW Championship (@BMWchamps) May 22, 2022
— The Honda Classic (@TheHondaClassic) May 23, 2022
On W̶e̶d̶n̶e̶s̶d̶a̶y̶s̶ Sundays he wears pink.
— FedEx St. Jude Championship (@FedExChamp) May 22, 2022
JUSTIN. THOMAS. 🏆 pic.twitter.com/DC9oaqQYJO
— THE PLAYERS (@THEPLAYERSChamp) May 22, 2022
— Zach Johnson (@ZachJohnsonPGA) May 23, 2022
Pretty happy with the week at the PGA Championship. Was nice to finally get kind of in the mix at a major. Learned a ton. What I didn’t learn is that JT is a beast. I knew that one already. Congrats to him and my man Bones!! #golf
— max homa (@maxhoma23) May 22, 2022
What’s a good caddy?
I think Bones showed it this weekend.
It’s the person that’s in it with you all the way. On the course, yes,,,, but more importantly off it.
Saturday on the range after the round Bones talked Justin Thomas into a winning mindset
Class performance from both
— Thomas Bjørn (@thomasbjorngolf) May 23, 2022
Happy for ya @justinthomas34! You played major winning golf today and got the big reward for it. Well done and nice bein out there with you guys!
— Stewart Cink (@stewartcink) May 23, 2022
What a test Southern Hill was this week.. Nice ending the week with a 68 and T13.
— Justin ROSE (@JustinRose99) May 23, 2022
JT and Bones!! That was some impressive golf in the playoff! Congrats @JustinThomas34 🐺
— Luke Donald (@LukeDonald) May 22, 2022
What a PGA Championship! Congrats JT!
— Paige Spiranac (@PaigeSpiranac) May 22, 2022
LFG JT pic.twitter.com/zAYKsnmzhU
— Smylie Kaufman (@SmylieKaufman10) May 22, 2022
— Colt Knost (@ColtKnost) May 23, 2022
Justin Thomas was the best player in the field this week and a deserving champion. 🏆
— DeLetty (@GrahamDeLaet) May 23, 2022
Major comeback 😤 pic.twitter.com/TpM1Sf0vq8
— PGA TOUR (@PGATOUR) May 23, 2022
Add another one to the list. pic.twitter.com/RKFOtMrcNy
— PGA TOUR (@PGATOUR) May 23, 2022
— DP World Tour (@DPWorldTour) May 23, 2022
— Korn Ferry Tour (@KornFerryTour) May 23, 2022
Southern Hills was a major test the last two years.
2021 – Alex Cejka (Senior PGA)
2022 – Justin Thomas (PGA Championship) pic.twitter.com/fUILKq15bR
— PGA TOUR Champions (@ChampionsTour) May 23, 2022
— Titleist (@Titleist) May 23, 2022
— Scotty Cameron (@ScottyCameron) May 23, 2022
You love to see it. ❤️
— FootJoy (@FootJoy) May 22, 2022