Winner’s Circle: Justin Thomas Claims 12th Tour Title at Kapalua

Justin Thomas Wins 2020 Sentry TOC Kapalua
Justin Thomas reacts on the 17th green during the final round of the Sentry Tournament Of Champions at the Kapalua Plantation Course on Jan 5, 2020 in Kapalua, Hawaii. Photo by Harry How/Getty Images

Justin Thomas shot a final-round 69 and then beat Xander Schauffele (70) and Patrick Reed (66) in a playoff to claim victory at the Sentry Tournament of Champions.

Thomas entered the final three holes at Kapalua’s Plantation Course with a two shot lead, but bogeys on Nos. 16 and 18 dropped him back into a tie with Schauffele and Reed at 14-under par.

Playing the par-5 18th hole in overtime, Thomas and Reed made birdie on the first go-round, while Schauffele exited with a par. After Reed and Thomas matched pars on the second playing of No. 18, JT finally broke the ice with a birdie (to Reed’s par) on the third playoff set.

The win was Thomas’ second of the 2019-20 season (CJ Cup) and will move the 26-year old Kentucky native to No. 1 in the FedExCup standings.


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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 Sentry TOC


Final Scores: Top 5

Pos-Player-To Par (Final Rd)
1. Justin Thomas -14 (-4)
2. Xander Schauffele -14 (-3)
2. Patrick Reed -14 (-7)
4. Patrick Cantlay -11 (-5)
5. Rickie Fowler -10 (-4)
5. Joaquin Niemann -10 (-3)

Top-3 Check Cashers
  • Thomas – $1,340,000
  • Reed – $636,000
  • Schauffele – $636,000

Thomas’ 2019-20 PGA Tour Season

Starts: 4
Cuts Made: 4
Wins: 2 (CJ Cup, Sentry TofC)
Additional Top 10: 1 (T4 Safeway Open)
Earnings: $3,506,910 (1)
FedExCup Pts: 1,162 (1)
World Rank Before/After: 4/4


Thomas’ Winning Numbers

Justin Thomas Wins 2020 Sentry TOC Kapalua
Justin Thomas plays his shot from the 17th tee during the final round of the Sentry Tournament Of Champions at the Kapalua Plantation Course on Jan 5, 2020 in Kapalua, Hawaii. Photo by Harry How/Getty Images
Top-line Stats

Driving: 271 (11th)
Fairways: 47/60, 78.0% (19th)
Greens: 56/72, 77.8% (3rd)
Putts/Per GIR: 93/1.661 (2nd)
Scores: 24 Birdies, 38 Pars, 10 Bogeys

Strokes Gained

Off the Tee: 2.532 (6th)
Approach the Green: 5.729 (2nd)
Tee to Green: 10.044 (2nd)
Putting: 0.868 (13th)
Total: 10.912 (1st)


Thomas’ Career Victories

PGA Tour: 12
2020 Sentry Tournament of Champions
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 2020 Sentry TOC Kapalua
Justin Thomas plays his shot from the 18th tee during the first playoff hole during the final round of the Sentry Tournament Of Champions at the Kapalua Plantation Course on Jan 5, 2020 in Kapalua, Hawaii. Photo by Harry How/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 $1,340,000 and 500 FedExCup points. He will move to No. 1 on both the PGA Tour’s points and money standings.

Thomas also received 48 OWGR points to further lock in his top-5 position (No. 4) in the world rankings, as well as spots on the U.S. Olympic and Ryder Cup teams.


Quotable

Justin Thomas Wins 2020 Sentry TOC Kapalua
Justin Thomas poses with the trophy after winning the Sentry Tournament Of Champions at the Kapalua Plantation Course on Jan 5, 2020 in Kapalua, Hawaii. Photo by Sam Greenwood/Getty Images

“Yeah, it means a lot. A decent amount of them I got fortunate like I did today. That’s what happens when you win. Stuff goes your way. Obviously you have to play well and make some putts and hit some shots, but at the end of the day, you need stuff to go your way, and it definitely did today, and it feels great.”
Justin Thomas on having most wins (12) of all active PGA Tour players under 30.


Credits: Getty Images, PGA Tour Media


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