Justin Thomas claims maiden PGA Tour win

Justin Thomas PGA Tour Win CIMB Classic

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American Justin Thomas has ended his wait for a win on the PGA Tour as he claimed the CIMB Classic title in Malaysia on Sunday.

The 22-year-old moves to the top of the 2015-16 FedExCup standings following the victory and he is hoping to kick on after the first three events of the campaign.

Thomas converted a five-foot par on the 18th with the pressure firmly on his shoulders to make sure he finished one shot in front of Australian Adam Scott at the Kuala Lumpur Golf Club.

Brendan Steele and Thomas had started Sunday’s final round tied for the lead but the latter birdied the 15th, 16th and 17th to give himself a great chance, finishing with a round of 66 to close on 26-under par.

Scott had earlier signed for a 63 on Sunday but his seven birdies and an eagle were not enough in the end, while Steele had to share third with Kevin Na after his final round of 68.

Thomas admitted after the round that he now has more confidence in his game.

He told on www.pgatour.com: “It’s a lot harder when you run 20-footers about five feet past the hole!

“It’s tough to win. [But] look at guys like Rickie [Fowler]. He’s done pretty well for himself and it took him a while to win too.

“I understand we’re in a sport where your winning percentage isn’t in your favour. I’ve put myself there a bunch. I just need to keep doing so, and moments like this can happen.”

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