Xander shot 68 to defeat hard-charging Justin Thomas. Thomas entered the week in second place in the FedEx Cup Playoff standings, with his friend Jordan Spieth in first place. So, Thomas’ second place finish in the TOUR Championship today made him the FedEx Cup Playoffs winner, pocketing a cool $10 million. Thomas probably will win Player of the Year title due his five PGA Tour wins this year, which includes the PGA Championship, which is a major.
Xander has a really good golf swing. I think we could see a lot more golf from him in the future like he displayed today to get into the elite winners circle, defeating the best players in the game. It’s amazing how American pro golf’s top players are so young.