Justin Thomas' 2016-17 season in numbers ahead of CIMB Classic
By Ali Stafford
Last Updated: 10/10/17 11:53am
FedExCup champion Justin Thomas gets his 2017-18 PGA Tour campaign underway this week at the CIMB Classic, looking to build on last year’s career-changing season.
Thomas was crowned PGA Tour's player of the year after registering five victories and a string of top 10s, which also saw the 24-year-old claim a maiden major title.
The first of Thomas' victories came in this week's event, where Thomas finished three strokes clear of Hideki Matsuyama to successfully defend the trophy he had also won the previous year.
Ahead of his latest title defence in Malaysia, we take a look at the numbers behind his remarkable 2016-17 campaign…
Thomas claimed a maiden major title at the PGA Championship, carding a final-round 68 at Quail Hollow to finish two clear of Louis Oosthuizen, Francesco Molinari and Patrick Reed.
A second appearance at the Tour Championship saw Thomas finish runner-up to Xander Schauffele, seeing him end the season top of the FedExCup standings.
Thomas finished third in the PGA Tour's scoring average stats, with an average score of 69.359. Only Jordan Spieth and Rickie Fowler achieved lower.
THREE AND A HALF
Appearing in all five sessions for Team USA in their Presidents Cup victory, Thomas won three matches, lost one and saw the other halved.
Thomas is up to a career high of world No 4 after his whirlwind year, having sat in 35th position after the opening week of the season.
Victory at the Dell Technologies Championship was Thomas' fifth of the season, more than any other player on the PGA Tour.
An early exit from The Open Championship was Thomas' sixth of the year, with the American also missing cuts at the Phoenix Open, Honda Classic, Valspar Championship, Travelers Championship and the Quicken Loans National.
Thomas is also now a six-time winner on the PGA Tour after his impressive campaign.
Thomas became the seventh player in PGA Tour history to shoot a sub-60 round, carding an 11-under 59 during the opening round of the Sony Open on his way to a seven-shot win.
Rounds of 73, 66, 69 and 68 at Quail Hollow saw Thomas finish the PGA Championship eight-under-par, the highest 72-hole winning total in the event since 2011.
Thomas carded a nine-under 63 during the third round of the US Open at Erin Hills, breaking the record for lowest score relative to par in the tournament's history.
The 63 also at the time equalled the lowest round in major history, only for Branden Grace to break it with a 62 the following month at The Open.
The five wins for Thomas were part of 11 top-10s during his PGA Tour season, where he also finished runner-up at the Tour Championship and tied-fifth at the WGC-Mexico Championship.
A final-round 65 on his way to Sony Open victory saw Thomas complete the week in just 253 shots, breaking the PGA Tour's 72-hole record for fewest strokes played.
The amount of money in dollars that Thomas won during the 2016-17 season, as well as the FedExCup $10m bonus.
Watch the CIMB Classic throughout the week live on Sky Sports Golf. Live coverage begins on Thursday from 3.30am.