Justin Thomas posted a final round 66 on Sunday to hold off Adam Scott at the CIMB Classic and pick up his first PGA Tour victory. Thomas made tournament history with a four day total 26-under, setting the tournament scoring record in relation to par.
Thomas needed birdies on his final three holes at the Kuala Lumpur Country Club on Sunday after making a double bogey on the par-4 14th. He needed the strong finish with Adam Scott already in the clubhouse at 25-under. Scott fired a blistering 63 on Sunday to make a run up the leaderboard on the rain drenched golf course, where scores were low all week.
With the win, Justin Thomas will get an invite to play in his first Masters tournament in April. After the win, Thomas seemed more excited about going to Hawaii for the Tournament of Champions in January instead:
Obviously the Masters is a great goal that I’ve had my whole career. But the thing is, I could play my way into the Masters with good play before April, and I only had three more tries to make it to Hawaii.
Thomas will get to join his good buddy Jordan Spieth at Augusta next year. Spieth was up late on Halloween night watching his friend finish off the tournament, sending this Tweet at 1:03 AM:
The 22-year old Thomas is playing in his second year on the PGA Tour and the win gives the young star the early lead in the FedEx Cup standings for the 2015-2016 season.