Justin Thomas beat Marc Leishman in a playoff to beat the inaugural CJ Cup @ Nine Bridges Sunday.
Thomas & Leishman were in a sudden-dying playoff after finishing all square at nine under at Nine Bridges in Jeju Island, Korea.
18 & each made par on the premier playoff hole, & which was all live TV viewers saw.
— No Laying Up (@NoLayingUp) October 22, 2017Thomas made an simple birdie on the 2nd playoff hole to beat after shooting nine-under 279 for the 7 days.
Thomas bullet even-par 72 in the last round When Leishman fired two-under 70 to enter the playoff.
Justin Thomas tops Marc Leishman in CJ Cup playoff
After another up-&-drop day at the CJ Cup, Justin Thomas had only sufficient left in the tank to outlast Marc Leishman in a playoff & take house his premier beat of the Fresh season.
Thomas & Leishman split the premier playoff hole by pars before JT closed it out by a birdie on his 2nd have a try.
Best of the rest: Leishman was two bullets better than Thomas on the day (two-under 70), however couldn’t capitalize while he needed it generality.
He was in the end done in after finding the hazard by his 2nd bullet on the 2nd playoff hole, finishing by a double-bogey six.
bullet of the day: Thomas’ approach on the 2nd playoff hole after Leishman was indeed in the hazard:Both Thomas & Leishman shock sosimilar bullets into 18 during regulation, setting up the playoff.
Thomas prevails in playoff to beat CJ Cup in Korea
as mentioned in SEOUL (Reuters) – American Justin Thomas birdied the 2nd additional hole of a playoff versus Marc Leishman to beat the PGA Tour’s $nine.25 mn CJ Cup at the Nine Bridges Golf Club on Jeju island on Sunday.
Team golfer Justin Thomas addresses the media in a press conference at Liberty National Golf Course.
Thomas closed by an even par 72 When Leishman picked up 2 bullets by a 70 in the last round.
The FedExCup champion’s eagle putt would come up short however his birdie was further than sufficient to beat Leishman, who finished by a bogey 6.
”It felt truly perfect to shock 2 truly perfect bullets there on 18 in regulation & I had to putt by a chance to beat it.
Golf roundup: Justin Thomas wins CJ Cup in a playoff over Marc Leishman
Justin Thomas beat Australia’s Marc Leishman on the 2nd playoff hole Sunday in Jeju, South Korea, to beat the inaugural CJ Cup in South Korea & cap his breakout year on the PGA Tour.
The pair went to a sudden-dying playoff after completing the premier U.S. PGA Tour regular-season event in South Korea attached at 9-under-par 279.
Thomas, who shared the overnight lead by Scott Brown, fell behind while he had a double bogey on the 550-yard par-5 No.
“I truly played some great golf after the 3rd hole however it’s only such a long day by these conditions,” Thomas said.
Thomas’ 5 tournament wins this calendar year involved his premier great, the 99th PGA Championship, that he won in August.
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