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.”
⛳️ The Bipartisan Charity Golf Match at Valhalla generated $15,000, split evenly between the WHAS Crusade for Children and Louisville's West End School. Thanks to Senator Rand Paul and Representative John Yarmuth for illustrating that those with nearly polar opposite political views can work together for charity. Businessman/philanthropist Junior Bridgeman leveled the donations so that each charity picked up $7,500. Congratulations to Team Yarmuth/Meiners for closing out the match on #16 with a Yarmuth birdie. 🏆 Peace is possible! 💯 #BipartisanCharityGolf FINAL ⛳️ After a @RepJohnYarmuth birdie on 16, Team Yarmuth/Meiners closes out Team Paul/Bridgeman ⛳️‼️ $7,500 to @CrusadeChildren $2,500 to West End School@RepJohnYarmuth @RandPaul @840WHAS @WHAS11 pic.twitter.com/HaECQL4FKb — Terry Meiners (@terrymeiners) July 23, 2021 #Kentucky #charities #Republican #Democrat #bipartisanship If you asked the average person, would a Republican and
During this week's early PGA Championship (pushed ahead because of the Olympics), it's fun to reflect on Valhalla's most recent major from 2014. I was privileged to be included in the CBS preview show. Rory, Phil, Ricky all raced daylight and drama trying to collect the PGA Championship trophy in Louisville. Rory prevailed. Phil Mickelson had better days at Valhalla, including being part of America's last victory in the Ryder Cup in 2008.
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.