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PGA pros: like grandfather, like father, like son

Louisville’s golf superstar Justin Thomas won the 99th PGA Championship, a dream to honor his father and grandfather, both PGA professionals. After the victory, Justin remembered his hometown buddies, too.

Many are noticing how millennial golfers enjoy more peer camaraderie than previous generations of competitors. Here’s an overview of Justin’s championship week.

Reflecting on his young life, 24-year-old Justin told ESPN he witnessed Tiger Woods’ 2000 PGA Championship at Valhalla Golf Club. Justin, only seven at the time, said when he heard the crowd roar as Woods sank his winning putt, the second grader knew what he wanted to do with his life.

Tiger Woods and Justin Thomas, August 14, 2017

Tiger and Justin met for dinner in Florida the night after Justin’s victory.

Oh, and one last side note. Back in February, Justin was asked about his basketball loyalty.

Love it. Congrats to mom Jani, dad Mike, and Justin Thomas. We are thrilled for this humble and incredible St. Xavier High School family.

dad. husband. observer. media personality. pathological flyer.