15 Things You Didn’t Know About Justin Thomas

Here are 15 things you may not know about the 2017 USPGA champion Justin Thomas.

Things You Didn't Know About Justin Thomas
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Here are 15 things you may not have know about the 2021 Players champion Justin Thomas.

15 Things You Didn't Know About Justin Thomas.

Justin Thomas has fast become one of the most exciting and successful players on the PGA Tour winning some huge tournaments.

But how well do you know the 2021 Players champion?

Take a look at these 15 facts on him below.

15 Things You Didn't Know About Justin Thomas.

1.  He was born in Louisville, Kentucky.

2.  Thomas already has 14 PGA Tour wins to his name. His first victory was back in 2015 in Kuala Lumpur at the CIMB Classic, beating Adam Scott by one stroke.

15 Things You Didn't Know About Justin Thomas. 15 Things You Didn't Know About Justin Thomas.

JT and Spieth back in their junior golf days

3. Thomas and Jordan Speith have known each other since they were 14.  They have become firm friends, with both players representing the US in the 2007 Evian Junior Masters.

4. Golf runs in the Thomas family, with both his father and grandfather playing professionally. His grandfather played in the US Open, where he was once paired with Arnold Palmer.

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5.  Justin began playing golf at the age of 2. His father Mike, a club pro, introduced him to the game and continues to be Thomas' coach.

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6. Aside from winning a Major, Thomas had two main goals in golf. To be World No 1 and to make the US Ryder Cup team. He achieved both of those goals in 2018.

7.  Justin is a massive University of Alabama football fan. He played college golf there.

8. He now currently resides in Jupiter, Florida.

9. Thomas played in the Wyndham Championship on the PGA tour in 2009. He was the third-youngest player to make the cut at the age of 16.

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10. Thomas is currently dating Jillian Wisniewski.

11. Justin became the 7th player in PGA Tour history and youngest ever to shoot a round of 59 at the Sony Open in Hawaii.

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Justin Thomas

12. He became the first man to shoot nine under par in a US Open at Erin Hills in 2017.

13.  In 2012, Thomas won the Haskins award, as the most outstanding collegiate golfer. He follows in the footsteps of both Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson.

14.  During the 2000 PGA Championship at Valhalla, seven-year old Justin received Jack Nicklaus' autograph.

15. He is one of only five players to have won 10 or more PGA Tour events including a Major before turning 27. The others are Tiger Woods, Jack Nicklaus, Rory McIlroy and Jordan Spieth

Sam Tremlett
Sam Tremlett

A golfer for most of his life, Sam started playing the game to prove he was the best player out of his father and two brothers.
He quickly became a golf equipment expert and has always been the one family and friends come to for buying advice, and spends a lot of his time putting golf gear, apparel and shoes to the test.  
He is a graduate of Swansea University where he studied History and American Studies, and he has been a part of the Golf Monthly team since February 2018. He also previously worked for World Soccer and Rugby World magazines.

A jack of all trades across print and digital formats, Sam now spends most of his time testing and looking after golf gear content for the website. He also oversees all Tour player content as well. 

Unfortunately, Sam is not a member of any club at the moment but regularly gets out on the golf course to keep up the facade of having a handicap of five. 

Sam is currently playing:
Driver: Titleist TS3
Fairway Wood: TaylorMade M5 (15 degrees), Nike Covert Tour 2.0 (19 degrees)
Irons (4-PW): Titleist AP2
Wedges: Titleist Vokey SM7 54˚, 58˚
Putter: Scotty Cameron Circa 62 #6