Justin Thomas just won the biggest payout of his career — and took one step closer to joining the PGA Tour’s top 10 all-time earners.
On Sunday, Thomas rallied from seven strokes back to win the PGA Championship in a playoff over Will Zalatoris — the third-largest 54-hole comeback in major championship history.
The 29-year-old earned $2.7 million for the win — the second-largest payout in Tour history (Cam Smith, $3.6M, 2022 Players) — and moved him into 12th all-time on the money list.
- His eight Top 10s this season have paid out $5.8M, raising his career earnings to $49.9M.
- He now has at least one win in each of the past eight years.
- Thomas moved from ninth to fifth in the world rankings and from 15th to fourth in the FedEx Cup standings.
With his second-career major victory (2017 PGA Championship) and 15th overall win of his career, Thomas remains relevant even among Zalatoris and his next-gen upstarts.
And he’s looking good with oddsmakers to win a third major title at June’s U.S. Open in Brookline, Massachusetts — he’s tied with the second-best odds (+1400) with six other golfers behind favorite Jon Rahm (+900).