For the Tokyo Olympics this summer, For The Win is helping you meet some of the star Olympians who compete on the world’s largest stage. In the run-up to the opening ceremony, we are introducing 23 athletes in 23 days. Next up is Justin Thomas.
Justin Thomas is only 28 years old, but he already has a stellar career on the PGA Tour, won a major championship and should be a force in professional golf for years to come.
So far in his career he has been on several Ryder Cup teams and President Cup teams. Now he has a chance to win an Olympic gold medal as he makes his first appearance with Team USA in Tokyo.
Thomas is supported by Collin Morikawa, Bryson DeChambeau and Xander Schauffele, should be a stacked US squad.
Let’s find out more about Thomas, okay?
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Thomas, who was # 1 in the world for a short time last summer, had a great year in 2017 when he won five PGA Tour events including the PGA Championship at Quail Hollow. He had 12 top 10 finishes that year and earned just under $ 10 million. Not a bad year!
PGA Champion Justin Thomas Wins PGA of America Player of Year Award; Jordan Spieth claims his second Vardon Trophy https://t.co/mM6BElZ031 pic.twitter.com/mXSXRVxkTL
– PGA of America (@PGA) September 25, 2017
Mike Thomas, a PGA instructor, has overseen his son’s play since childhood and continues to do so today as his son grew to become a star on the PGA Tour. It all has to be pretty cool because the two of them shared a lot of special moments on the golf course.
Thomas was a star golfer at the University of Alabama and loves returning to Tuscaloosa whenever he can to see a soccer game.
He also had this cool introduction from Nick Saban last year: