He doesn’t even tip the scales at 150 lbs., but Justin Thomas still hits it big, averaging almost 300 yards in 2015. The 22-year-old with tons of promise finally broke into the winners circle when he captured the CIMB Classic in China for his first PGA Tour victory.Another in a parade of up-and-coming young players, Thomas first made a splash in 2009 when he made the cut at the Wyndham Championship at the age of 16, becoming the third-youngest to ever make a Tour cut. After a two-year career at the University of Alabama where he won six tournaments, Thomas turned pro in 2013 and played on the 2014 Web.com Tour, finishing high enough to earn his Tour card for the 2014-15 season. He managed seven top-10 finishes, portending greater things to come.Thomas is likely to give fellow 20-somethings Jordan Spieth, Rory McIlroy, and Jason Day a run for their money in the coming years, and the game of professional golf seems to be in good hands at the moment.
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