Justin Thomas Wins 10th PGA Tour Title To Lead FedEx Cup

JT will begin at 10 under par at this week's Tour Championship after winning the BMW Championship by three strokes

Justin Thomas Wins 10th PGA Tour Title

JT will begin at 10 under par at this week's Tour Championship after winning the BMW Championship by three strokes

Justin Thomas Wins 10th PGA Tour Title To Lead FedEx Cup

Justin Thomas won his 10th PGA Tour title at the BMW Championship to move to the top of the FedEx Cup standings with one week to go.

JT's victory means that he will begin the Tour Championship with a two stroke lead at 10 under par, with BMW Championship runner-up Patrick Cantlay in second at eight under.

Thomas began the day with a six stroke lead but was chased down by Hideki Matsuyama and playing partner Cantlay.

Matsuyama, now finally finding form with the flat stick, shot 9 under with a bogey whilst Cantlay shot 7 under par himself.

Thomas was level par through 10 holes but then pulled away with four birdies in his last eight holes.

The 2017 USPGA Champion finished at 25 under par in a week where he broke the course record with an 11 under par 61 in round three, carding eight birdies and two eagles.

"I was really nervous going into today, had been awhile and out on the golf course it was fun," Thomas said after winning his first title since last year's WGC-Bridgestone Invitational.

"I remember that it's really hard to win a golf tournament and I'm glad that I was able to do so."

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"If I'm holding the trophy at the end of the week I love it," the 26-year-old said of the new FedEx Cup format.

"It's going to be different. I think it has the potential to be extremely intense leaderboard come Sunday but obviously with the separation you have the potential of who knows, you know.

"It could be a two man show or one man show or three man show, whatever. I know I'm in a lot better position starting at 10-under than I was at three or something like that, probably was at the start of the week or four.

"No, I'm going to try not to look at the leaderboards for the first couple days and just try to shoot as low as I can 18 holes."

Tiger Woods' season came to an end with a T37th finish to end at 42nd in the FedEx Cup standings.

Other big names to miss out on the Tour Championship were Jordan Spieth, Ian Poulter, Francesco Molinari and Phil Mickelson.

Here's how the top 30 players will begin the Tour Championship at East Lake -

10 under: Thomas

8 under: Patrick Cantlay

7 under: Brooks Koepka

6 under: Patrick Reed

5 under: Rory McIlroy

4 under: Jon Rahm, Matt Kuchar, Xander Schauffele, Webb Simpson, Abraham Ancer

3 under: Gary Woodland, Tony Finau, Adam Scott, Dustin Johnson, Hideki Matsuyama

2 under: Paul Casey, Justin Rose, Brandt Snedeker, Rickie Fowler, Kevin Kisner

1 under: Marc Leishman, Tommy Fleetwood, Corey Conners, Sungjae Im, Chez Reavie

Level par: Bryson DeChambeau, Louis Oosthuizen, Charles Howell III, Lucas Glover, Jason Kokrak

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Elliott Heath
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Elliott Heath is our Senior Staff Writer and has been with Golf Monthly since early 2016 after graduating with a degree in Sports Journalism. He manages the Golf Monthly news, features, courses and travel sections as well as our large Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages. He covered the 2022 Masters from Augusta National as well as four Open Championships on-site including the 150th at St Andrews. His first Open was in 2017 at Royal Birkdale, when he walked inside the ropes with Jordan Spieth during the Texan's memorable Claret Jug triumph. He has played 35 of our Top 100 golf courses, with his favourites being both Sunningdales, Woodhall Spa, Western Gailes, Old Head and Turnberry. He has been obsessed with the sport since the age of 8 and currently plays at West Byfleet Golf Club in Surrey, where his handicap index floats anywhere between 2-5. His golfing highlights are making albatross on the 9th hole on the Hotchkin Course at Woodhall Spa, shooting an under-par round, playing in the Aramco Team Series on the Ladies European Tour and making his one and only hole-in-one at the age of 15 - a long time ago now!

Elliott is currently playing:

Driver: Titleist TSR4

3 wood: TaylorMade SIM2 Max

Hybrid: TaylorMade SIM Max

Irons: Mizuno MP5 4-PW

Wedges: Cleveland RTX ZipCore 50, 54, 58

Putter: Odyssey White Hot OG #5

Ball: TaylorMade TP5x