HEADING INTO THE YEAR’S FIRST MAJOR, Justin Thomas is the new No. 1.
Thomas captured his third victory this season and 13th of his PGA Tour career at the WGC-FedEx St. Jude Invitational in Memphis. He shot rounds of 66-67-66-65 to finish 13-under-par at TPC Southwind.
Every victory is special, but this one was probably a little sweeter.
“It means a lot,” Thomas said, “especially with how I felt like I did it.
“In the past, I struggled with coming from behind. I got wrapped up in how far I was behind and how many people.”
Defending champion Brooks Koepka made a run but came up short. He finished in a tie for second with three others: Daniel Berger, Tom Lewis and Phil Mickelson.
The PGA Championship begins on Thursday at TPC Harding Park in San Francisco.