Mike Thomas talks about his son Justin's first major championship

Golfer Justin Thomas' star is on the rise Monday after his win at the PGA Championship in Charlotte, North Carolina, but the 24-year-old still has a long way to go to catch up with Jordan Spieth and the rest of the sport's top endorsers.

The future was foretold a number of years ago, when a keen-eyed photographer snapped two budding young players, in short pants and kitted out in golf attire, sitting side-by-side and eating hamburgers.

Stricker's 5.5 has a similar wingback look to the putter Justin Thomas started using previous year during the FedExCup Playoffs that produced a 59 and four wins this season.

He finished two shots clear of Francesco Molinari, Patrick Reed and Louis Oosthuizen, who were all tied for second.

Koepka has been pretty unbelievable at the majors for the last few years.


The unlucky punter documented the progress of his bet on Twitter, asking the bookmaker if they were "worried yet" in June before saying he was going to jump out of a plane without a parachute if Justin Thomas won the PGA Championship.

However, Spieth, the British Open champion, insisted that having one Major victory equates to "a great year" because it is so tough to even win one nowadays. His tee shot, for starters, hit a tree and bounced back onto the fairway.

"I was just out there trying to make as many birdies as possible". And, when it did, he turned to his veteran caddie Jimmy Johnson and remarked, "That's why you ask!"

"I'll never forget that vision in my head".

The son and grandson of PGA professionals, an emotional Thomas stood next to the PGA of America officials and said: "I'm proud. But it was the first time I had ever seen someone look at their own name that was recently engraved on something", Thomas said.

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