Golf is a sport that has come to be loved by many people. Over the years, there have been so many incredible golfers like Jack Nicklaus, Tiger Woods, and many others. However, in recent times, fast-rising stars like Justin Thomas has made the list of players to look out for in the sport. The golfer, whose skills on the PGA Tour cannot be forgotten in a hurry by golf lovers, turned pro in 2013. He recorded his breakout year in 2017 after he clinched the PGA Championship.
As a result of this great feat, he topped the World Golf ranking. He was also named PGA player of the year and PGA Tour player of the year 2017. Following his rise to fame, many of his fans have been curious, wanting to know more about Justin Thomas and also have a peek at his love life. Here, we have gathered all the interesting facts you need to know about him.
Who is Justin Thomas and Where is He From?
The young professional golfer was born on April 29, 1993, and he hails from Louisville, Kentucky, USA. Justin belongs to the white ethnicity and holds American nationality. Born to Jani Thomas and Mike Thomas, Justin came from a lineage of talented golf players. His father, Mike Thomas isn’t just a golfer but has also been 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. He was so good at the sport that he played in the 1962 U.S. Open at Oakmont. At a very young age, Justin was taken to the 2000 PGA Championship by his parents, where he got the opportunity to get Nicklaus’ autograph. With such keen interest in golf and his parents’ support, Justin was able to pull through quite early.
Before his high school years, he competed in the August 2009 Wyndham Championship, where he was the third-youngest player to feature in a PGA Tour. After graduating from high school in 2011, he proceeded to the University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, where he played college golf with the Crimson Tide. While he was there, he won six titles for his club and later, joined the national championship team of 2013. Even in his freshman year, Justin won the Haskins Award as the most outstanding college golfer.
How Did He Become Famous?
Justin Thomas began his journey as a professional golfer in 2013 when he obtained his tour card on Web.com. He played and won his first professional game the following year, during the Nationwide Children’s Hospital Championship. By November 2015, Justin got his first PGA Tour victory, when he won the CIMB Classic in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, by a single stroke over Adam Scott.
But before 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. In 2016, he earned his second tour victory by winning the CIMB Classic title. The following year, he got his major hit, thus winning 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.
Does Justin Thomas Have a Wife or Girlfriend?
Aside from his professional career, another interesting topic of his life is his love life but like most people, Justin Thomas prefers to keep such info under the shades. Although he doesn’t have a wife yet, the golfer has been in a few relationships to date. He is currently dating a lady named Jillian Wisniewski. Jillian, who is also from Kentucky, is a graduate of the University of Kentucky. It is not known when and how they met; nevertheless, the lovebirds have been going strong ever since.
While some of his fans may think that Thomas would go for someone in the field of sports, the reverse seems to be the case. Even though Wisniewski is also always seen attending golf tournaments, it is noteworthy that she is not a golfer. She pursued a career in Journalism and reportedly works with an advertising agency.
Other Interesting Facts to Know about the Golfer
How Much Is Justin Thomas Worth?
Referring to himself as a smart golf player, Justin Thomas has made huge wealth for himself, thanks to his blazing career. Since the inception of his professional career 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. At the end of the tournament, he won the sum of $2.3 million.
All these and more contribute to his net worth of $38 million; he also earns an annual salary of about $7 million. Just like other celebrities of his kind, Justin lives in luxury. Aside from his $2 million mansion in Jupiter, Florida, the professional golf player also has fleets of cars including his recently acquired 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.
Social Media Presence
As proof of his fame, Justin has massive followers on social media platforms such as Twitter and Instagram. On the latter, he has amassed over 800k followers on his handle – justinthomas34, while on the former, he has gained more than 298k followers.
How Tall Is He?
Justin Thomas is 5 feet 10 inches tall, which is about 1.78m and weighs 70kg. His other distinctive features include light-brown hair and dark-brown eyes.