Justin Thomas is one of the most talented, consistent, and exciting young golfers on the PGA Tour. He was only the fourth player in history to win five tournaments including a major before the age of twenty-five. This prestigious list includes Jack Nicklaus, Tiger Woods, and Jordan Spieth.
Although still early in his career, Justin Thomas has only used Titleist clubs throughout his career. There is no other brand included in Justin Thomas’s club’s selection. While sponsorship and endorsements are important to professional golfers, performance is critical.
Justin Thomas – What’s In The Bag?
Justin Louis Thomas measures in at five feet ten inches (1.78m) and weighs in at approximately 161 pounds (73 kilograms).
He was born on 29 April 1993 in Louisville Kentucky.
Where he attended Saint Xavier High School from 2007 to 2011 before joining taking up his studies at The University of Alabama from 2011 to 2013 before turning professional in 2013 earning his Web.Com Tour card through the qualifying school.
In 2014 Justin Thomas played on the Web.Com/Korn Ferry Tour winning the 2014 Nationwide Children’s Hospital Championship.
This enabled him to finish in the top five of the tour and earn his PGA Tour privileges by ending third on the Web.com Tour Finals behind Daniel Berger.
After joining the PGA Tour in 2015 and playing in the wrap-around season he managed his first win at the CIMB Classic beating Jason Day by one stroke with a course tournament equaling twenty-six under par score. Thomas successfully defended this title in 2016 beating Hideki Matsuyama by three shots.
2017 was Justin Thomas’s breakout year prevailing in five tournaments including his first major at the PGA Championship.
This paved the way for him to capture the title at the lucrative FedEx Cup playoffs that year. This paved the way for Justin to become the twenty-first player to occupy the number one spot on the World Golf Rankings list for five weeks from May 13, 2018.
Justin is currently playing out Jupiter, Florida, United States, and is represented by his agent Mark Steinberg and Excel Sports Management agency.
Major sponsorships and gear comes from FootJoy, Beats Electronics, Titleist, NetJets, Citigroup, Ralph Lauren.
Some Interesting Facts About Justin
Justin Thomas is one of twelve sub-sixty rounds of golf scoring fifty-nine in the first round of the 2017 Sony open in Hawaii.
With all the talent on display, Justin Thomas has only achieved three holes-in-one on the professional Tour scoring one in each of the 2019 Masters Tournament, 2017 World Golf Championships-Mexico Championship, and 2015 Greenbrier Classic.
As an amateur, Justin Thomas represented the USA in the 2010 Junior Ryder Cup, 2012 Eisenhower Trophy and Palmer Cup, and the 2013 Palmer Cup and Walker Cup emerging as a winner on every occasion.
As a professional, he represented the USA in the 2017 and 2019 Presidents Cup as well as the 2018 Ryder cup again emerging as a winner on every occasion.
A fact that is not known to many people is that Justin Thomas is an avid shoe collector.
Furthermore, he has a tattoo on his left lower arm below the elbow. The tattoo consists of three Roman Numerals representing the number one representing his parents and Justin.
The middle digit has a cross-line above the digit turning it into a “T” for the family surname. According to Justin, the tattoo is in honor of his family for all the support he received.
What’s In The Bag?
Justin carries a full range of Titleist clubs consisting of;
Fairway Woods – Include a fifteen-degree TS3 3-wood with a Mitsubishi Tensei AV Raw Blue 85 TX shaft. In addition, he carries an eighteen-degree 915Fd five-wood with Fujikura Motore Speeder VC 9.2 Tour Spec X shaft.
No Hybrids – Although he has been spotted testing Titleist’s U500 utility with KBS Tour Hybrid Proto 95X shaft, he carries no hybrid at this time.
Irons – Is made up of a Titleist T400 four-iron and Titleist 620MB five-iron through nine-iron. All the irons come with True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue X100 shafts.
Shoes – Justin uses Footjoy Icon MyJoys.
Glove – Footjoy Pure touch gloves.
Ball – Rounding off his equipment list is the Titleist Pro V1x golf ball.
Justin is playing the same incredible golf that made him number one in the world rankings. His consistency of winning more than eight percent of tournaments that he enters and making the cut more than eighty percent of the time makes Justin a hot favorite to top the FedEx Cup standings at the end of the 2021 season.
His recent win at the Players Championship proves that he is heading in the right direction.
With a poor finish to the 2020/21 season, JT will be hungrier than ever to get off to a flying start in the upcoming season! Expect big things from this talented golfer!
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