Justin Thomas collected win No. 8 on the PGA Tour by defeating Luke List on the first hole of a sudden-death playoff at the Honda Classic in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida. Thomas made a dramatic birdie on the final hole of regulation to force the playoff. Both men finished at 8-under 272 on the difficult Champion Course at PGA National Resort & Spa.
“It was a hell of a battle out there,” Thomas said about his duel with List down the stretch. Along the way, Thomas had a spectator ejected from the premises for what he deemed to be inappropriate comments.
The Kentucky native climbed to No. 3 in the world rankings, leapfrogging his pal Jordan Spieth, who dropped to fourth. Thomas has won seven times in his last 31 events. “There’s still two more spots that I want to climb,” he said. Those spots are occupied by top-ranked Dustin Johnson and world No. 2 Jon Rahm.
The comeback of Tiger Woods gained momentum as the Florida swing began. Woods finished in a tie for 12th after a solid performance that left him at even par for the tournament.
“I made a big leap this week because I really hit it well,” he told the media. “I was able to control it, especially in this wind, which is not easy to do.”
Justin Thomas’s Clubs
(As reported by PGATOUR.COM)
Thomas uses Titleist equipment. Here’s a look at his setup for The Honda Classic.
Driver: Titleist 917D2 (9.5 degrees) with Mitsubishi Chemical Diamana BF 60TX shaft
3-Wood: Titleist 917F2 (15 degrees) with Mitsubishi Chemical Tensei CK Blue 80TX shaft
5-Wood: Titleist 915Fd (18 degrees) with Fujikura Motore Speeder VC 9.2 Tour Spec X shaft
Wedges: Titleist Vokey SM6 (46-08F degrees) with True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue X100 shaft; Vokey SM5 (52-12F and 56-14F degrees) with True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue S400 shafts; Vokey SM6 (60-08K degrees) with True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue S400 shaft
Putter: Scotty Cameron X5 Flow Neck Prototype
Ball: Titleist Pro V1x