What you missed: Thomas wins PGA, Rory’s possible shutdown and Rahm’s incredible backhanded shot

Welcome to the Dew Sweeper’s PGA Championship rundown, your one-stop shop to catch up on the weekend action from the golf world. From the professional tours, trending news, social media headlines and upcoming events, here’s every golf-related thing you need to know for the morning of August 14.

Thomas captures PGA

Through three days — and frankly, most of Sunday — the 2017 PGA Championship lacked the pizzazz displayed by its major brethren this season. Luckily, the same could not be said for the final three hours, as Justin Thomas’ sterling charge broke away from a crowded pack for a resounding victory at Quail Hollow.

Thomas, who began his day two back of Kevin Kisner, had a handful of “How’d he do that?” birdies: a 36-foot drain on the ninth, an eight-footer than sat on the cup’s edge for seemingly an eternity before dropping, a chip from 40 feet on the 13th. But what sealed the deal for the Louisville native was beautiful, bold 7-iron on the 223-yard par-3 17th, sticking it to 15 feet. When the roars went up after the ball went down, there was no doubting who was walking away with the Wanamaker Trophy.

The 24-year-old is the fourth youngest PGA winner in the Masters era behind Rory McIlroy, Jack Nicklaus and Tiger Woods. Thomas, with

Article source: https://www.golfdigest.com/story/what-you-missed-thomas-wins-pga-rorys-possible-shutdown-and-rahms-incredible-backhanded-shot

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