Justin Thomas Wins PGA Championship in Playoff Over Will Zalatoris

Thomas won the PGA for a second time with a Sunday charge while a war of attrition broke out around him at Southern Hills.

The 104th PGA Championship can be summed up in five words: Justin Thomas, just in time.

After Thomas somehow won his second PGA Championship, besting Will Zalatoris in a playoff.

The 104th edition of the PGA also will be remembered for the brutal ending to Pereira’s Cinderella story.

PGA of America president Jim Richerson, in blue blazer and tie, squinted in the golden evening sunlight, flashed a big smile and shook his head.

He played the last 12 holes in 5 under par but it was better than that. Thomas narrowly missed at least four other putts.

Thomas hit more clutch shots than anyone else, and went birdie-birdie on the first two holes of the playoff to put Zalatoris on his heels.

In regulation, Thomas flagged it and had a 10-footer for birdie from just past the hole.

His 9-iron shot to the middle of the green was pin-high. He lagged the birdie putt to within inches

The feel-good finish in which Thomas went out and won this title stood in stark contrast to the war of attrition that had been going on.