Justin Thomas bags $US10 million payday
- Author: Julie Sanders Sep 25, 2017,
Sep 25, 2017, 8:27
The seven-year streak which has seen the Tour Championship victor also claim the FedEx Cup and the $10 million bonus is in serious peril with one day remaining in the season-ending PGA Tour event at East Lake.
"I just have to focus and try to get something done". But even with that, he still goes home with $10 million as he won the FedEx Cup title.
The Englishman went into the last round leading by two shots at 12-under par but after bogeys at four, five and nine all hopes dried-up of just a second Tour title in eight-years when he found the water at 16 also for bogey.
Justin Thomas has officially capped off one of the best PGA Tour seasons in quite some time.
Thomas may have missed a putt at the final hole to tie with Schauffele, but he also had lots of reasons to celebrate - 10 million of them in fact. Given the pair are long-time friends, Spieth was not going to begrudge Thomas his latest glory. I want to ride my momentum a little bit; I want to keep giving myself a chance to find an opportunity to get hot. "It's been a great year, a hard-working year and to cap it off with this is icing on the cake".
Thomas had birdies on the sixteenth and seventeenth holes on the final day to secure his spot at the top of the standings.
Schauffele played the role of the Giants on Sunday, rolling in a 3-footer for birdie at the final hole - the ball whirling all the way around the lip before dropping in - to complete his sudden, stunning rise with an improbable victory in the Tour Championship. He got up and down from the green-side bunker on No. 9 to make the turn with a one-shot lead.
Thomas hit his 231-yard approach shot on the 590-yard 18th hole to within six feet of the hole and made the putt for eagle. "It's kind of been that way for a couple of months". Pollyanna picked the name, Astaria - I don't know where that one came from, but it has a nice sound to it.
The 33-year-old Leishman entered the Tour Championship guaranteed to claim the $US10 million ($12.5m) FedEx Cup bonus if he won this event. Reed's 65 was the low round of the day.
And he shot 9-under-par 63 in the third round of the U.S. Open, the best single round in relation to par in major championship history.
"As soon as I finished I was getting asked 'What's it like to win the FedEx Cup?' and it's hard at first because as a competitor, you're still mad that you didn't win the tournament". Dustin Johnson finished at 2-under par and is tied for 11th.
"It was a fight this whole week", Spieth said.
He said: "All I all, it's a pretty exciting time - hectic, but exciting".
Webb Simpson did something he's never done before ahead of this week's season-ending Tour Championship.
"I feel like I'm having to bridge the gap". Kevin Chappell and Charley Hoffman were the last two players added to the Presidents Cup team.
The par-5 18th at East Lake.