2022 PGA Championship, Southern Hills CC, Tulsa, Oklahoma, 19-22 May
Justin Thomas wins PGA Championship after playoff against Will Zalatoris
TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Justin Thomas is a major champion when he least expected it.
Thomas matched a PGA Championship record Sunday when he rallied from a seven-shot deficit at Southern Hills, and then saved his most exquisite shot-making for a three-hole playoff to defeat Will Zalatoris.
He closed with a 3-under 67, matching the low score of a final round made difficult more by nerves than the wind. He seized control in the playoff with a 3-wood to 35 feet on the 301-yard 17th hole for a two-putt birdie.
He tapped in for par and stood tall with a smile, a mixture of joy and disbelief. Read more
Jim Nantz has been known to make an iconic call of a golfer winning a major quite a few times.
And on Sunday, it was no different.
Justin Thomas took home the Wanamaker Trophy as the PGA Championship winner after he defeated Will Zalatoris in a playoff, which came after the Mito Pereira meltdown.
And as Thomas was tapping in the tournament-winning putt, Nantz called it: “It’s Justin time again at the PGA Championship.” Read more