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Justin Thomas of america after a birdie on the ninth gap Sunday.

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Justin Thomas has been an impatient golfer. He has watched his greatest pal within the recreation, Jordan Spieth, gathered three main championship trophies, whereas Thomas has come up empty too many occasions for his liking.

Thomas’s wait ended on Sunday, when he captured his first main title — the P.G.A. Championship at Quail Hole Membership. He closed with a 3-beneath-par sixty eight for a remaining rating of eight-underneath 276 to win by two strokes. Three gamers tied for second: Patrick Reed, Louis Oosthuizen and Francesco Molinari.

It was Thomas’s fifth PGA Tour victory and his fourth this yr, his third full yr on the tour. His greatest earlier end in a serious was ninth on this yr’s United States Open.

Thomas, 24, who was two photographs off the lead going into the ultimate spherical, shot a 3-underneath sixty eight to shut. He stated he had been studying endurance and tips on how to forge forward when he struggles.

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