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@PGATourBrunch Recaps the Exciting 2022 PGA Championship
Thomas Comeback Highlights 2022 PGA Championship
TULSA - Justin Thomas, the son and grandson of PGA Professionals, defeated Will Zalatoris in a three-hole aggregate playoff to win the PGA Championship for the second time (2017, 2022). He became the 22nd multiple winner of the event.
In doing so, Thomas came from seven strokes back to tie the PGA Championship record for largest final-round comeback, marking the largest comeback win since Justin Rose came from eight back at the 2017 WGC-HSBC Champions.
Thomas has now won in seven straight seasons on the PGA Tour. That can become the Tour’s longest streak if Dustin Johnson does not win a tournament this season.
This year marks the first time in eight major championships contested at Southern Hills that the 36-hole and 54-hole leader/co-leader did not win the tournament. Thirty-six-hole leader Zalatoris finished runner-up for the third time in 48 Tour starts and scored his fifth Top-10 finish in last seven major starts.
Fifty-four-hole leader Mito Pereira made double bogey on No. 18 to finish T-3 but had the best finish by a Chilean at a major.
Final PGA Leaderboard | Southern Hills
*Justin Thomas 67-67-74-67—275 (-5)
Will Zalatoris 66-65-73-71—275 (-5)
Cameron Young 71-67-67-71—276 (-4)
Mito Pereira 68-64-69-75—276 (-4)
*Thomas (2-under) defeated Zalatoris (1-under) in a 3-hole aggregate playoff
Playoff (3-hole aggregate on Nos. 13-17-18)
Justin Thomas birdie (4) – birdie (3) – par (4) 2-under
Will Zalatoris birdie (4) – par (4) – par (4) 1-under
Full Leaderboard: (link)
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What They’re Saying
Major Comeback by Joe Posnanski (PGATourCom)
Thomas Pulls-Off Thrilling Comeback at PGA (ESPNCom)
Recovery from “Best Bogey of my Life” (Golf Week/USA Today)
Zalatoris’ Strong Run Comes Up Short (PGATourCom)
Mito Pereira Blows Shot at First Major Victory (ESPNCom)
Golf Industry, Sporting Goods Industry News
Prize Money from the PGA Championship (Golf Week/USA Today)
Winner’s Golf Bag with Justin Thomas (Golf Week/USA Today)
Jim “Bones” Mackay Gets his Caddie Trophy (Golf Week/USA Today)
Nicklaus Sued by Company that “Bears” his Name (ESPNCom)
On This Day in Golf History
May 23, 2010 - Twenty-two year old Jason Day became the youngest Australian to win a PGA Tour event when he won the Byron Nelson Classic by two strokes over runners-up Blake Adams, Jeff Overton and Brian Gay. - Courtesy of Randy Walker, Author of On This Day in Golf History, available via Amazon.com and by clicking HERE
This Week: Charles Schwab Challenge
Inside the Field at the Charles Schwab Challenge (PGATourCom)
First Look: (PGATourCom)
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