Louis Oosthuizen

Justin Thomas wins his first major by claiming victory at the PGA Championship

Justin Thomas wins his first major by claiming victory at the PGA Championship

It was inevitable that Justin Thomas would win a major golf championship. His talent had been apparent since he was in grammar school. Sooner or later he would win a big one like his pal Jordan Spieth.

Sooner arrived on a humid Sunday at the 99th PGA Championship, when player after player, five in all, held or shared the lead until there was the 24-year-old Thomas holding it for good.

He had shot a 59 in Hawaii, a 63 in the U.S. Open in June. Nothing seemed impossible for the kid who is the son and grandson of golf pros. He was small, 5 feet 10 and 145 pounds, but he could hit it a mile. And he was driven.

Now, after shooting his third straight sub-70 round at...

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