• JT on top of the world after St Jude win

    Justin Thomas
    Justin Thomas

    Justin Thomas moved to the summit of the Official World Golf Rankings on Sunday when he won the WGC-FedEx St Jude Invitational by three strokes in Memphis.

    Thomas started his final round at Southwind in fifth position after countryman Brendon Todd set the early pace throughout the week, but a brilliant round of five-under-par 66 had Thomas conclude his week on 13 under.

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    The 2017 FedEx Cup winner started on the front foot with four birdies on the front nine before coming home with two more on the final nine – for his 13th career win on the PGA Tour.

    In the process, he overtook Jon Rahm as the top-ranked golfer in the world, a position he last held back in 2018.

    Thomas battled Brooks Koepka throughout the final couple of holes but in the end had enough determination to finish three shots ahead of him, while Daniel Berger, Tom Lewis and Phil Mickelson all grabbed a share of T2.

    South Africa’s Louis Oosthuizen also concluded his week on a high with a final-round 68 to finish the week on nine under par and in T6.

    Erik van Rooyen also signed off with a spectacular 65 on the final day for a top-20 finish, alongside Christiaan Bezuidenhout, who enjoyed an even-par round on Sunday.

     

     

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