Two time PGA Championship winner Justin Thomas recently returned home to Louisville for his Justin Thomas Foundation junior golf tournament at Harmony Landing. Thomas also appeared at the home of Valhalla co-owner Jimmy Kirchdorfer to preview the 2024 PGA Championship to be held at the iconic Louisville course. In a freewheeling interview in front of about 100 guests, Justin and Jimmy touched on the professional golfer's ongoing dedication to Saint Xavier High School. Thomas is a 2011 graduate of the highly acclaimed Catholic high school. School officials had to be thrilled with the words Thomas rolled out in praise of his alma mater. “I’d do anything to have a week back at St. X…it got me prepared for a great place in life.”
Louisville’s first family of golf launched the Justin Thomas Foundation to help needy children, junior golf programs, and military families. 🏌🏾♂️⛳️ The great ones never forget their hometown. 🏆 Great to chat with Justin again. The last time we spoke, he was a 14-year-old who'd just won a tournament and his mom was driving him home. He's still shy and humble even though he's won a PGA Championship, the FedEx Cup, and has been ranked at the top of the world golf list. Not too shabby for a Saint X boy who "scrambled to play at any course" and met up with teammates at tournaments. JT loves his hometown adventures when he gets a chance to visit. I asked this nice young
Ben Hogan's swing never gets old. pic.twitter.com/enkX3NiD36— PGA TOUR (@PGATOUR) December 16, 2018 Want to hit golf balls as close to perfection as is possible? Study this swing. Or this one. What happens when @McIlroyRory's ball lands in a fan's pocket?Lots of laughter. 😂#TOURVault pic.twitter.com/shiX3Ifefz— PGA TOUR (@PGATOUR) December 15, 2018 Repeat. Maybe some day you will hoist the hardware.
Louisville's Justin Thomas was 2017's PGA Player of the Year after winning his first major, shooting a 59, and winning the FedEx Cup. He's already won twice during the 2018 PGA season, which puts him in the lead for FedEx Cup points. This is how @JustinThomas34 won @TheHondaClassic ... pic.twitter.com/4eiLPBiecl— PGA TOUR (@PGATOUR) February 27, 2018 Justin Thomas has won 8 of his last 31 events. Kentucky media members picked Thomas as 2017 Sports Figure of the Year. He won by a landslide. As for Justin's decision to have a heckler ejected from the course, he seems to have rethought his action. Getting a lot of comments on the fan incident yesterday.. sorry to any and all offended by it. There was
Rory McIlroy adds a new dimension to that old phrase that a golfer is "in his pocket"
Watch Rory, Phil, Rickie, and Henrik play every shot of their final rounds in the 2014 PGA Championship at Valhalla Golf Club in Louisville. SPOILER: Rory wins.