Justin Thomas named PGA of America Player of the Year

Justin Thomas on Tuesday captured his second PGA of America Player of the Year Award.

Thomas, who won three events this season, also claimed the honor in 2017.

The 27-year-old won The CJ Cup at Nine Bridges, Sentry Tournament of Champions and the World Golf Championships-FedEx St. Jude Invitational. He also shared runner-up honors in the FedEx Cup with Xander Schauffele and briefly re-took the No. 1 spot in the official world golf rankings.

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Thomas won the season money title and finished third in the Vardon Trophy race to finish with 66 overall points, 10 more than Spain’s Jon Rahm. PGA championship winner Collin Morikawa (54) finished in third place and Vardon Trophy recipient Webb Simpson (52) was fourth.

In the Vardon Trophy race, Simpson finished with a 68.978 adjusted scoring average based upon 52 completed rounds. Rahm was runner-up at 69.127, followed by Thomas (69.128), Northern Ireland’s Rory McIlroy (69.219) and Schauffele (69.227).

The Vardon Trophy has been presented annually since 1937 to the touring professional with the lowest adjusted scoring average.

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