With the season’s only major approaching, Justin Thomas once again proved why he should be the favorite to win perhaps any event the plays. Thomas (-13) shot a 5-under 65 on Sunday to climb a couple spots on the leaderboard and capture the 2020 WGC-FedEx St. Jude Invitational by three strokes over Brooks Koepka, Daniel Berger, Tom Lewis and Phil Mickelson (-10).
Thomas, who picked up his third PGA Tour victory of the season and second World Golf Championship (first since 2018), will now move on to the only major he’s ever won, next week’s PGA Championship.
Thomas shot 66 or lower in three of the four rounds at TPC Southwind in Memphis, Tennessee. He closed his final round with birdies on two of his last four holes, playing clutch golf after struggling while faced with a similar upward climb last month.
“It means a lot, especially with how I felt like I did it. In the past, I’ve struggled coming from behind. I learned from it at Colonial. I feel like I really got wrapped up in the leaderboard [there],” he told CBS Sports after the round.
Thomas was pleased to close Sunday’s round strong after going 2 over in the final three holes last month at the Workday Charity Open, an event he lost in a playoff. “It’s because of days like that why I felt like I was able to get it done today,” he added.
The new No. 1 golfer in the world, Thomas jumped Jon Rahm in the Official World Golf Rankings with his victory on Sunday.
A detailed breakdown of Thomas’ round and grades for the top golfers in this week’s event are still to come.
CBS Sports was with you the entire way updating this story with the latest scores, updates and highlights from Round 4 of the WGC-St. Jude Invitational. Check out a more detailed leaderboard.
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