Former Alabama golfer Justin Thomas made a historical run to becomes the second player in Crimson Tide history to win a major after Jerry Pate won the 1976 U.S. Open. He started the day three strokes back in fourth place. He had several big shots but the biggest might have been his birdie two at the 17th hole that basically clinched the cup.
Only 24 years old, Thomas has won four tournaments this year and has a great shot at Player of the Year.
Talk about a clutch putt.— CBS Sports (@CBSSports) August 13, 2017
Justin Thomas birdies 17 to take a two-shot lead to the 18th on CBS. pic.twitter.com/AQAhYGP2R9
And the accolades are rolling in:
Barbara and I are very happy for Justin. I thought his patience was fantastic. He managed his… https://t.co/A0hYpnSDyf— Jack Nicklaus (@jacknicklaus) August 13, 2017
Congrats JT!!!! Way to rise above the carnage and out execute everyone on that back nine. @JustinThomas34— Tiger Woods (@TigerWoods) August 13, 2017
The man himself:
Hoping I wake up tomorrow and this isn't all a dream— Justin Thomas (@JustinThomas34) August 14, 2017