Thomas trumps Spieth at Dell Championship: in the bag

Breakout season continues for 24-year-old with three-stroke win in Boston

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Tue, 5 Sep 2017

Thomas trumps Spieth at Dell Championship: in the bag


Justin Thomas, victor at the 2017 US PGA Championship, trumped friend Jordan Spieth to win the Dell Championship in Boston by three strokes, his fifth title in a breakout season.

The 24-year-old carded a final round 66, which was too much for Spieth and Aussie Marc Leishman, who both took turns to lead the tournament on Sunday.

“It was just a really, really patient hard-fought week. It feels good any time you can get it done, but especially in a play-off event,” Thomas said.

Open champion Spieth leads the FedEx Cup standings, but this win leaves Thomas just 27 points adrift.

"I'm in a lot better shape now obviously for the FedEx Cup but I'm excited to have a week off and get some rest," Thomas told Sky Sports.

"These (last) two weeks really felt like a long two weeks, they felt like three or four - a lot of travelling in between. I'm a little tired and excited to sleep in my own bed tonight."

Leaderboard

-17 Justin Thomas

-14 Jordan Spieth

-13 Marc Leishman

-12 Jon Rahm, Paul Casey 

In the bag

Thomas averaged 307.8 yards off the tee, and had a green in regulation average of 70.83%. On Sunday, his strokes gained putting was 1.740.

Driver: Titleist 917D2 (Mitsubishi Diamana BF60 TX), 8.5 degrees

3-wood: Titleist 917F2, 15 degrees

5-wood: Titleist 915Fd, 18 degrees

Irons (4): Titleist 716 CB; (5-9): Titleist 718 MB prototype; (PW): Titleist Vokey

Wedges: Titleist Vokey SM5 (52, 56 degrees); Titleist Vokey SM6 (60 degrees)

Putter: Scotty Cameron by Titleist Futura X5

 

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