Thomas Captures First Major Victory at the PGA Championship

Titleist Brand Ambassador Justin Thomas earned the 99th PGA Championship in dramatic fashion for his first career major and his fourth victory of the year. The 24-year old closed with a 3-under par 68 en route to an 8-under 276 victory total, two shots clear of three players, including Pro V1x golf ball loyalists Francesco Molinari and Louis Oosthuizen.

In fact, Thomas topped a leaderboard on which six of the eight players who finished among the top seven and ties relied upon Titleist golf balls for their success. Rickie Fowler (Pro V1) tied for 5th, three shots behind Thomas, while Kevin Kisner (Pro V1) and Titleist Brand Ambassador Graham DeLaet (Pro V1x) tied for 7th, another shot back. 

The victory was sweet for Thomas, who comes from a family of golfers including his father Mike Thomas who is a PGA Professional on Titleist staff, as well as his grandfather who was also a PGA Professional. 

"For this to be my first one and have my dad here, and I know grandpa was watching at home. I was able to talk to him and that was pretty cool. It's just a great win for the family, and it's a moment we'll never forget, all of us," Thomas said. 

Let's take one more look at the winning moment.

Congratulations, Justin!

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Explore the Titleist equipment that Justin Thomas, Francesco Molinari, Louis Oosthuizen, Rickie Fowler, Kevin Kisner and Graham DeLaet trusted this week at the PGA Championship.

Justin Thomas (winner) 

Golf Ball: Pro V1x

Driver: 917D2 (8.5) 

Fairways: 917F2 (15.0), 915Fd (18.0) 

Irons: Prototype 718 MB (5-9), 716 CB 4-iron

Wedges: Vokey Design SM6 pitching (46) and lob (60) wedges, Vokey Design SM5 gap (52) and sand (56) wedges

Putter: Scotty Cameron Prototype Futura X5.5

Francesco Molinari (T2) 


Titleist Pro V1x

Louis Oosthuizen (T2) 

Titleist Pro V1x

Rickie Fowler (T5) 

Titleist Pro V1x

Kevin Kisner (T7) 

Titleist Pro V1

Graham DeLaet (T7) 

Golf Ball: Pro V1x

Driver: 917 D3

Fairway: 915 Fd

Irons: Prototype 718 AP3 4-iron, 714 CB 5-iron, 714 MB irons

Wedges: Vokey Design SM6 gap, sand and lob wedges

Putter: Scotty Cameron 009M

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TITLEIST BY THE NUMBERS

This week at the PGA Championship, Titleist was once again the overwhelming golf ball choice, with 94 players trusting a Titleist Pro V1 or Pro V1x golf ball, more than four times the nearest competitor with 23 and more than all competitors combined.

Titleist was also the top choice among players in the irons category with 38 sets in play. Vokey Design Wedges also topped the approach, sand and lob wedge (160) category and Scotty Cameron putters were the top choice among players with 49 putters in play.

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