JT takes down Will Z. in three-hole playoff to win PGA

Mito Pereira, our 2nd favorite Chilean on Tour, pulls a van de Velde on 18 — ouch!

Early last week, we picked Justin Thomas to hoist the Wanamaker Trophy on Sunday.

I guess we’re like the golf version of Nostradamus (in our own minds), because he did just that, in grand fashion having slain 13, 17, 18 in a three-hole playoff. He could not have played better in extra time, and even though Zalatoris played well, he was no match. No one would have been.

As good as JT played in the playoff, Mito delivered the dead opposite result on his final hole of the tourney.

Ouch. Seriously, nervy ouch.

He could have missed his drive a mile left and still made bogey. But instead, he made arguably his worse swing of the week and found the creek on the right of 18 with his tee shot.

That swing will haunt him forever, but Mito is gooooooood, and will win multiple trophies on Tour in the next handful of years. He’s got a well-rounded game and it wouldn’t surprise us to see him contend a couple more times this year, including at one of the final majors of the season.

Also, his name leaped up the board to be selected to the international side for the Presidents Cup to be played later this fall at Quail Hollow.

Back to JT. Stud.

Want to win a major championship, learn how to hit a 295 yard 3-wood with your heartbeat peaking at 145.

JT’s 2nd major victory–which was his 15th win on Tour–had to have sealed his future place in the World Golf Hall of Fame. Good for him. His action and mojo never gets old.

Final Leaderboard

1Justin Thomas-5$2,700,000.006767*7467275
2Will Zalatoris-5$1,620,000.0066*657371275
T3Cameron Young-4$870,000.0071*676771276
T3Mito Pereira-4$870,000.006864*6975276
T5Tommy Fleetwood-3$530,417.007170*6967277
T5Chris Kirk-3$530,417.006870*7168277
T5Matthew Fitzpatrick-3$530,417.006869*6773277
8Rory McIlroy-2$436,600.0065*717468278
T9Brendan Steele-1$357,813.007072*6968279
T9Tom Hoge-1$357,813.006674*7069279
T9Seamus Power-1$357,813.0071*696772279
T9Abraham Ancer-1$357,813.006769*7073279
T13Justin RoseE$253,750.0071*707168280
T13Tyrrell HattonE$253,750.0070*687468280
T13Cameron SmithE$253,750.0068*707369280
T13Xander SchauffeleE$253,750.0068*736970280
T13Max HomaE$253,750.0070*697071280
T13Davis RileyE$253,750.0068*687371280
T13Lucas HerbertE$253,750.0068*736871280
T20Talor Gooch+1$191,250.0069*707468281
T20Webb Simpson+1$191,250.0069*756572281
T20Sam Burns+1$191,250.0071*677172281

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