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...