Justin Thomas wins PGA Championship in 3-hole playoff over Will Zalatoris

Justin Thomas has won his second PGA Championship on Sunday, after forcing a playoff with Will Zalatoris and  beating him with two birdies and a par in their three-hole aggregate at Southern Hills.

Thomas began the tournament with back-to-back 67s; he shot 74 on Saturday to go backward, but he made a back-nine charge on Sunday and birdied the 17th. He closed with a 67 and finished at 5-under 275 over 72 holes. Zalatoris, who began the day three back of Mito Pereira, finished a round of 71 to match Thomas.

The win is Thomas’ 15th in seven years on Tour and the 29-year-old’s first since the 2021 Players Championship.  With this win, Thomas adds a second Wanamaker Trophy to the one he earned in 2017 at Quail Hollow in the first playoff at the PGA Championship since 2011.  Thomas earned an event-record $2.7 million for the victory.

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