Winner’s Circle: Justin Thomas Secures 10th Career Title at BMW Championship

Justin Thomas Wins BMW Championship
Justin Thomas reacts to a par-save on the 12th hole during the final round of the BMW Championship at Medinah CC No. 3 on Aug 18, 2019 in Medinah, IL. Photo by Sam Greenwood/Getty Images

Justin Thomas shot a final-round 68 at Medinah Country Club to claim a three-stroke victory at the BMW Championship – the second leg of the 2019 FedExCup Playoffs.

Thomas finished his final day at the historic Chicago-area golf course with six birdies against two bogeys to reach 25-under par, three shots clear of Patrick Cantlay (65).

It was Thomas’ first win of the season, and 10th of his young PGA Tour career.

With the victory, the 26-year old Kentucky native moves to No. 1 (from 15) in the FedExCup standings and will enter East Lake as the favorite to win his second FedExCup title in three years.


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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


Final Scores: Top 5

Pos-Player-To Par (Final Rd)
1. Justin Thomas -25 (-4)
2. Patrick Cantlay -22 (-7)
3. Hideki Matsuyama -20 (-9)
4. Tony Finau -17 (-2)
5. Brandt Snedeker -16 (-4)
5. Jon Rahm -16 (-3)


Thomas’ Winning Numbers

Justin Thomas Wins BMW Championship
Justin Thomas plays his shot from the 5th tee during the final round of the BMW Championship at Medinah CC No. 3 on Aug 18, 2019 in Medinah, IL. Photo by Sam Greenwood/Getty Images
Topline Stats

Driving: 315.5 yards (7th)
Fairways: 35/56, 62.5% (41st)
Greens: 53/72, 73.6% (17th)
Putts/GIR: 82/1.547 (1st)
Scores: 2 Eagles, 27 Birdies, 37 Pars, 6 Bogeys

Strokes Gained

SG: Off the Tee: 1.359 (17th)
SG: Approach to Green: 7.540 (2nd)
SG: Around the Green: 2.370 (9th)
SG: Putting: 5.1271 (6th)
SG: Tee to Green: 11.310 (2nd)
SG: Total: 16.710 (1st)


2019 PGA Tour Season

Starts: 18
Cuts Made: 16
Wins: 1 (BMW Championship)
Addtl Top 10s: 5
Earnings: $5,013,084‬ (8th)
FedEx Pts: 3,475 (1st)
World Rank Before/After: 10/5


Thomas’ Career Victories

PGA Tour: 10
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
Justin Thomas plays his tee shot on the 3rd hole during the final round of the BMW Championship at Medinah CC No. 3 on Aug 18, 2019 in Medinah, IL. Photo by Stan Badz/PGA TOUR via 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

Source: GolfWRX


Money & Points

With his win, Thomas earned $1,665,000 and 2,000 FedExCup points. He will move from 15th to No. 1, and start the Tour Championship at East Lake at 10-under par, using the new stroke advantage method.

Thomas received 72 OWGR points, and will jump five spots (from 10th) to No. 5 in the world rankings.


Video: Thomas’ Day-4 Highlights

Source: PGA TOUR/Youtube


Flashback: Quote

“You know, for how much pride we take in our wins, I think that that’s (leader starting out at 10-under par) something that’s going to be a little different. But it’s definitely going to be weird. I mean, you could be just shot out of the tournament really because if you start nine or ten back and you go shoot a couple over the first day, your week is realistically done.

“That part is a little bit of a bummer, but like I said earlier, we’re just going to kind of see how it unfolds, and hopefully it turns out well.”
Justin Thomas, on the new FedExCup format, Sep. 2018.


Credits: Getty Images, PGA Tour Media


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