Anirban tie at T5; Thomas wins THE CJ CUP at Nine Bridges in a playoff

Justin Thomas wins THE CJ CUP; Anirban Lahiri shot five-under total score to finish at tied fifth place at Nine Bridges on Sunday.

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Anirban Lahiri in the final round of the CIMB Classic - PGA TOUR

Oct 22, 2017: Justin Thomas beat Australia’s Marc Leishman on the second playoff hole Sunday to win THE CJ CUP @ NINE BRIDGES in South Korea. India’s Anirban Lahiri tie at T5.

Anirban Lahiri shot two-over 74 in the final round to finish with a total score of five-under-par 283. Tied for fifth place by trailing four shots behind the leaders.

Thomas sealed his first victory of the 2017-18 season when he birdied the second playoff hole and Leishman made bogey after finding the water.

The pair went to a sudden-death playoff after completing the first U.S. PGA TOUR regular-season event in South Korea tied at 9-under 279.

Cameron Smith of Australia finished one stroke back in third place at 8-under with Whee Kim, the highest placed finisher of the 16 South Korean players in the field, finishing fourth at 7-under after closing with a 72.

Thomas won five times last during the 2016-17 season, including his first major at the 99th PGA Championship, which he won in August.

 

PGA Tour Release

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