Winner’s Circle: Justin Thomas Claims 11th PGA Tour Title at CJ Cup

Justin Thomas Wins 2019 CJ Cup
Justin Thomas reacts after winning The CJ Cup @Nine Bridges on Oct 20, 2019 in Jeju, South Korea. Photo by Chung Sung-Jun/Getty Images

With a birdie on the final hole, Justin Thomas posted a final-round 67 to claim a two-stroke victory at the third-annual CJ Cup.

Thomas finished his final day at the Club at Nine Bridges with seven birdies against two bogeys to reach 20-under par, two better than Danny Lee (69).

The win was Thomas’ 11th of his young career, and will move the 26-year old Kentucky native back to No. 4 in the Official World Golf Rankings.


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Pro-File

Name: Justin Louis Thomas
Nationality: American
Height: 5′ 10″
Weight: 165 lb
Birthdate: April 29, 1993 (age 26)
Native: Louisville, Kentucky
Resides: Goshen, Kentucky
College: Alabama
Equipment: Titleist


Video Highlights: Thomas’ Wins CJ Cup


Final Scores: Top 5

Pos-Player-To Par (Final Rd)
1. Justin Thomas -20 (-5)
2. Danny Lee -18 (-3)
3. Hideki Matsuyama -15 (-7)
3. Gary Woodland -15 (-5)
3. Cameron Smith -15 (-3)

Top-3 Check Cashers
  • Thomas – $1,755,000
  • Lee – $1,053,000
  • Matsuyama, Woodland, Smith – $507,000

Thomas’ 2019 PGA Tour Season

Starts: 2
Cuts Made: 2
Wins: 1 (Safeway Open)
Additional Top 10: 1 (T4 Safeway Open)
Earnings: $2,032,750 (1)
FedExCup Pts: 615 (3)
World Rank Before/After: 5/4


Thomas’ Winning Numbers

Justin Thomas Wins 2019 CJ Cup
Justin Thomas poses with the trophy after winning The CJ Cup @Nine Bridges on Oct 20, 2019 in Jeju, South Korea. Photo by Chung Sung-Jun/Getty Images

Top-line Stats
Fairways: 39/56, 69.6% (45th)
Greens: 60/72, 83.3% (3rd)
Putts/GIR: 104/1.733 (65th)
Scores: 27 Birdies, 38 Pars, 7 Bogeys

Hole Scoring
Par-3: +3 (1 Birdie, 11 Pars, 4 Bogeys)
Par-4: -13 (14 Birdies, 25 Pars, 1 Bogey)
Par-5: -10 (12 Birdies, 2 Pars, 2 Bogeys)


Thomas’ Career Victories

PGA Tour: 11
2019 CJ Cup
2019 BMW Championship
2018 WGC-Bridgestone Invitational
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


WITB: Justin Thomas

Justin Thomas Wins 2019 CJ Cup
Justin Thomas acknowledges the crowd after the birdie on No. 8 during the final round of the CJ Cup @Nine Bridges on Oct 20, 2019 in Jeju, South Korea. Photo by Chung Sung-Jun/Getty Images

Driver: Titleist TS3 (9.5°)
3 Wood: Titleist TS3 (15°)
5 Wood: Titleist 915FD (18°)
Irons: Titleist T100 (4)
Irons: Titleist 718 MB (5-PW)
Gap Wedges: Vokey SM7 (46°, 52°)
Sand Wedge: Vokey SM7 (56˚)
Lob Wedge: Vokey SM6 (60˚)
Putter: Scotty Cameron X5
Ball: Titleist Pro V1x
Apparel: Polo Ralph Lauren
Hat: Titleist/Footjoy


Money & Points

With his win, Thomas earned $1,755,000 and 500 FedExCup points. He will move to No. 3 in the PGA Tour’s points standings, and No. 1 on the money list.

Thomas also received 52 OWGR points, and will jump one spot (from 5th) to No. 4 in the world rankings.


Quotable

Justin Thomas Wins 2019 CJ Cup
Justin Thomas poses with the trophy after winning The CJ Cup @Nine Bridges on Oct 20, 2019 in Jeju, South Korea. Photo by Chung Sung-Jun/Getty Images
“It definitely helps. You’re kind of able to draw back on past experiences, and maybe things I did poorly in the past, but you know it’s always nice playing, trying to win in a place you’ve already won at; I only had that opportunity once, in Malaysia, but it’s pretty awesome. I don’t know, something about Asia I like.”
Justin Thomas, 2019 CJ Cup Champion


Credits: Getty Images, PGA Tour Media


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