Justin Thomas is an American golfer whose skills on the PGA Tour cannot be forgotten in a hurry by golf lovers.
Justin who is the 2017 PGA Championship winner is one of the fast-rising professional golfers to look out for. He won the championship by two shots.
The young professional golfer was born on April 29, 1993, in Louisville, Kentucky, USA. He was born into a family of golf lovers with his father Mike Thomas being a golfer and the head professional at the Harmony Landing Country Club in Goshen, Kentucky, since 1990. He also represented the PGA at the 2010 Ryder Cup in Wales. At this time, Justin was already competing in the Junior Ryder Cup. His grandfather, Paul, also served as a club pro in Zanesville, Ohio. Justin’s grandfather was so good in golf playing that he had to play in the 1962 U.S. Open at Oakmont. Hence, at the age of two years, Justin was already swinging a golf club at seven, he was taken to the 2000 PGA Championship by his parents where he got the opportunity to get Nicklaus’ autograph.
Justin belongs to the white ethnicity and holds an American nationality. His mother’s name is Jani Thomas. With such keen interest in golf and his parents support, Justin was able to pull through quite early. Prior to his high school years, he had already played in the August 2009 Wyndham Championship where he was the third youngest to make the cut in a PGA Tour and when he graduated from high school in 2011, he began playing college golf at the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa where he won six times for his club, the Crimson Tide and he joined the national championship team of 2013.
Even as a fresher in his University days, Justin had already won the Haskins Award as the most outstanding college golfer.
Career As a Professional Golfer
Justin began his journey as a professional golfer in 2013 when he obtained his tour card on the Web.com and played his first professional game the following year, during the Nationwide Children’s Hospital Championship, of which he was awarded the title. By November 2015, Justin has already earned his first victory on the PGA Tour when he won the CIMB Classic in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia by a single stroke over Adam Scott. But prior to that time, he had earned what was considered his best result of the time when he got seven top-10s and 15 top-25s, with fourth-place finishes at the Quicken Loans National and Sanderson Farms Championship. By 2016, he had earned his second tour victory by winning the CIMB Classic title. In 2017, he got his major hit when he won the SBS Tournament of Champions for his third PGA Tour win. The same year, he became the seventh player in PGA Tour history to shoot a 59.
Referring himself as a smart golf player, Justin Thomas has earned for himself, enough wealth that will be sufficient for his luxury life. After earning the tour card on the Web.com Tour in 2013, the young player has continued to earn quite enough as his career soars. His successful win of the CIMB Classic earned him a prize of $1.2 Million. Another major prize Justin had was after he won the Sony Open in Hawaii tournament where he was named the youngest player to shoot a sub-60 round and was given $2.3 Million as the prize. All these accumulate to his $38 million as Net Worth while his annual salary is about $7 million dollars.
Just like other celebrities of his kind, Justin lives in luxury. Aside from his $2 million dollar mansion in Jupiter, Florida, the professional golf player has fleets of cars including his recently bought brand new Bentley car worth $185,000. His other car collections include Lexus and Range Rover. His custom Range Rover was bought after domination on PGA Tour.
As a proof of his fame, Justin has massive followers on social media platforms. He has over 182k followers on Twitter and about 400k Instagram followers.
Justin Thomas Girlfriend
Aside from his professional life, Justin Thomas has a personal life but like most people, he prefers not to talk about it. He is said to be in a relationship with Jillian Wisniewski who is almost never absent in any of his tournaments. The two are also often spotted together in public, she also attended his final match in 2017. So far, they are not engaged but are still moving strong.
Height and Body Measurements
Justin Thomas is 5 feet 10 inches tall, which is about 1.78m. He also measures 70kg in weight. He has light-brown hair and dark-brown eyes.
Quick Facts about Justin Thomas
|Name in Full:||Justin Thomas|
|Birth Date:||April 29, 1993|
|Birth Place:||Louisville, Kentucky, United States|
|Height:||5 feet 10 inches (1.78m)|
|Schools Attended||St. Xavier High School and University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa|
|Parents Name||Mike and Jani Thomas|
|Net Worth:||$38 Million|
|Hair Color:||Light Brown|
|Eye Color:||Dark Brown|