Justin Thomas on PNC win with dad: 'More emotional than other victories'
ORLANDO, Fla. - Mike Thomas admitted Saturday's start to the PNC Championship was more stressful than expected, but he made the finish look stress-free on Sunday.
After he and his son, PGA Tour star Justin, got off to a hot start with seven back-to-back birdies, Mike Thomas calmly rolled in a 5-foot birdie on the final hole for a 25-under-total and a one-win over Vijay Singh and Singh's son Qass.
In a career of 13 Tour wins and one major championship, Justin Thomas said Sunday's triumph at the Ritz-Carlton Golf Club in Orlando was different.
“It was one hundred percent [different], it was the most pleasant. More emotional than other victories. I wanted my dad to do this putt [at # 18] that bad, ”Justin Thomas said. "Of course we wanted to win and we wanted to play well. It's crazy to say that part of you just doesn't care about going into the tournament." We're here to be dad and son and just have fun and enjoy this special moment together. "
Justin Thomas: Play with Mike at PNC 'Fitting' in late 2020
For Mike Thomas, the win was especially sweet after weeks of trash talk between the PGA of America pro and Tiger Woods' son Charlie. The day after Team Tiger was paired with Team Thomas on Saturday, Mike was asked if he was planning on showing 11-year-old Charlie the Champion's Belt.
"I will, he got one of my dollars on the putting green yesterday, so I'll show him for sure," he laughed.
Tiger and Charlie Woods (62-62) finished seventh and five strokes behind Team Thomas.
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