Justin Thomas rallies to capture the PGA Championship

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JustinThomas won his second PGA championship and rebounded from shot seven on Sunday to force a playoff Will Zalatorisand then beat him by two birdies and a par on her three-hole aggregate at Southern Hills.

Thomas added a second Wanamaker Trophy to the one he won at Quail Hollow in 2017 in the first PGA Championship playoff since 2011 when Keegan Bradley defeated Jason Dufner at the Atlanta Athletic Club.

Thomas started the tournament with consecutive 67s despite receiving the bad side of the draw. He shot 74 to go backwards on Saturday, but he made a back nine attack on Sunday and shagged the 17th. He finished with a 67 and finished 5-under 275 over 72 holes.

Zlatoris, who started Day 3 behind Mito Pereira, finished a roller coaster lap of 71 to match Thomas.

Pereira threw away a one-shot lead on the 18th with a tee shot into the water. He double bogeyed to miss the playoffs by shooting alongside Cameron Young.

Associated Press coverage.


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