PNC Championship R2

Team Thomas wins Willie Park Trophy

December 19-20
Ritz-Carlton GC, Orlando, Florida
$1,085,000
Round 1


PNC Championship 2020 R2 - Team Thomas wins in Florida
Mike & Justin Thomas (PNC Championship/José María Sáiz Vasconcelos)


Justin Thomas and his father, Mike, started the final round in a tie for sixth place at 10-under, four shots behind the leaders. They birdied the first seven holes on Sunday and made seven more to finish with a 57, 25-under overall and win the Willie Park Trophy.


“This is a real highlight and the most normal part of this crazy year and we had so much fun out there,” said Justin. “My dad played great today and made a lot of putts which made it easy on me.”

“It helps to have the world number three as a partner, but I think we ham and egged it really well!”



Justin enjoyed watching his father sink the final putt.

“A part of you didn’t care who won. We were here as father and son to enjoy a special moment.”

Justin and Mike Thomas become the fourth team to win the PNC Championship in their first start following Raymond Floyd (1995), Stewart Cink (2013) and Angel Cabrera (2017); and the first to win with a father playing as partner.


World Golf Hall of Fame member Vijay Singh, playing with son, Qass, made nine straight birdies on Nos. 2-10 en route to a second consecutive 12-under 60 to finish second one shot behind the leaders in Singh’s fourteenth start. In 13 previous starts before this week, T2s in 2006 and 2013 marked Team Singh’s best finish.

Tiger Woods and his 11-year-old son Charlie finished seventh at 20-under after closing with a 62.

PNC Championship 2020 R2 - Team Thomas wins in Florida
Tiger & Charlie Woods (PNC Championship/José María Sáiz Vasconcelos)


“It was incredibly special for us to have the opportunity to spend this quality time together and they are memories we will have for our entire lives. He’s not going to appreciate this at 11 years old. I didn’t when I was with my dad. As the years go by, you start appreciating it more.”

They offset one bogey with eagles at Nos. 5 and 14 (both par-5s) and birdies at Nos. 3, 7, 10, 13, 16 and 18.

Lee Trevino (81), playing with son, Daniel, is the only player to have competed in all 23 Championships. He followed birdies on 10 of his first 13 holes with an eagle at the par-5 14th en route to a 13-under 59 and tournament best T3 finish.



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Making his second start in the PNC Championship (T9/2018), first round leaders Matt Kuchar and 13-year-old son, Cameron, shot an 8-under 64 Sunday to finish T5.

In his bid for a record-tying fifth PNC Championship title (Raymond Floyd), defending champion Bernhard Langer posted a final-round 8-under 64 to finish T12 at 17-under 127 playing with daughter, Jackie.

Gary Player, the oldest competitor in this week’s PNC Championship field at 85, followed a 6-under 66 Saturday with a 9-under 63 in Sunday’s final round to finish at 15-under 129 with grandson, James; Player was making his sixth start in the event.




Pos.
Player
To Par
R1
R2
Total
1
Team Thomas
-25
62
57
119
2
Team Singh
-24
60
60
120
T3
Team O’Meara
-23
62
59
121
T3
Team Trevino
-23
62
59
121
T5
Team Kite
-22
64
58
122
T5
Team Kuchar
-22
58
64
122
7
Team Woods
-20
62
62
124
8
Team Daly
-19
62
63
125
T9
Team Furyk
-18
62
64
126
T9
Team Lehman
-18
61
65
126
T9
Team Norman
-18
61
65
126
T12
Team Janzen
-17
67
60
127
T12
Team Langer
-17
63
64
127
T14
Team Duval
-16
61
67
128
T14
Team Price
-16
65
63
128
16
Team Player
-15
66
63
129
17
Team Sorenstam
-14
65
65
130
18
Team Watson
-12
65
67
132
19
Team Calcavecchia
-11
67
66
133
20
Team Harrington
-9
69
66
135