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.
— PGA Championship (@PGAChampionship) August 14, 2017
Many are noticing how millennial golfers enjoy more peer camaraderie than previous generations of competitors. Here’s an overview of Justin’s championship week.
It was an unforgettable week at Quail Hollow. pic.twitter.com/Dm2lapsxiU
— PGA Championship (@PGAChampionship) August 15, 2017
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 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.
— FOX Sports West (@FoxSportsWest) February 16, 2017
Love it. Congrats to mom Jani, dad Mike, and Justin Thomas. We are thrilled for this humble and incredible St. Xavier High School family.