There is so much to know about Justin Thomas, the American professional golfer who started to prove himself in his amateur years, recording great achievements in high school. He was even more impressive in college where he also recorded notable achievements. Proving his worth in the pro realm Thomas clinched the prestigious title of World Number One and PGA Player of the Year in 2017 as well as many other notable accolades over the years. Here are lesser known facts about the golfer.
Justin Thomas’ Bio, Age
Born on April 29, 1993, in Louisville, Kentucky, Thomas started at a very young age to exhibit his inclination towards the game of golf. With the passion for the game burning inside of him, he participated in the PGA Tour in 2009 before he enrolled into a high school. Thomas who was 16 at the time was of significance at the tournament where he made an impressive record as the third youngest player to make the cut in a PGA Tour event.
After graduating from St Xavier High School in 2011, he proceeded to the Universty of Alabama where he played college golf for the Alabama Crimson Tide team. He won the Haskins Award in 2012 after emerging as the most outstanding collegiate golfer. The talented golfer also won six times for the Crimson Tide and also recorded other notable achievements in college.
Thomas’ professional career kicked off in 2013 when he got his tour card on the Web.com Tour. The following year, he won his first event as a professional which was at the 2014 Nationwide Children’s Hospital Championship. In 2015, he finished in fourth place at the Quicken Loans National with seven top-10s, and also at the Sanderson Farms Championship with 15 top-25s. However, he lost the Rookie of the Year award at the PGA Tour’s FedEx Cup after finishing 32nd and losing to Daniel Berger.
Justin Thomas scored his first PGA victory when he won the CIMB Classic in Malaysia in November 2015. He defended the title at the CIMB Classic the following year recording his second tour win. He recorded his third PGA Tour win in January 2017 when he won the SBS Tournament of Champions. In August that same year, he bagged his first major at the 2017 PGA Championship after he won by two shots. The talented golfer won the 2017-18 season in South Korea after defeating March Leishman with a birdie on the second extra hole of a sudden-death playoff, recording his seventh win on the PGA Tour. Justin Thomas became the World Number One golfer after 2018 Players’ Championship but later lost it after Dustin Johnson won the FedEx St. Jude Classic.
His Net Worth
Thomas has garnered a really large sum in the course of his playing career. The professional golfer has his net worth estimated at $38 million, he earns as high as $7 million per year and has numerous endorsements deals that boost his financial status. He owns luxury cars which are worth millions of dollars.
Family – Parents
Justin Thomas’ parents are Jani Thomas and Mike Thomas his father. It must have been a matter of heredity for the talented golf player who descends from a family of pro golfers. His father served as the head professional at the Harmony Landing Country Club in Goshen, Kentucky. Mike Thomas is also a swing coach to his golfer son, Justin. Thomas’ grandfather is a veteran of the PGA Tour who played in the 1962 US Open.
Personal Life – Wife, Girlfriend
He may seem entangled with his professional career but he makes out time for his love life. He is not yet married to anyone which is something his fans would love to see, but he is in a loving relationship with his girlfriend, Jillian Wisniewski. The couple who have been spotted out and about several times have been together for over two years. Wisniewski graduated from the University of Kentucky and is based in Chicago. But she always makes out time to support her man as he records great achievements in Golf.
Body Measurements – Height, Weight
Justin Thomas has a fit body that suits his career. He stands at a height of 1.78 m (5ft 10in) which is quite proportional to his weight of 66kg (145 lbs). Thomas has a strong stamina which supports his swings and moves.