Justin Thomas said that learning from his mistakes was key to his WGC-FedEx St. Jude Invitational victory.
Thomas carded a 5-under 65 to achieve a triple win in Memphis on Sunday, securing his third PGA Tour success of the season.
The American also reached the top of the official world golf rankings while continuing his strong form in 2020.
Thomas said he had learned a lot in the run-up to his win, especially during the Workday Charity Open, where he struckout a lead before losing to Collin Morikawa in a playoff last month.
“It was a hard-fought day, but it meant a lot,” he told Golf Channel. “I had a feeling how we were doing, with four delays to start the day, I haven’t played well from behind in the past. I felt I learned a lot from that, especially colonial.”
“I just didn’t get it right and I pushed way too hard and I certainly learned a lot from Workday in Columbus how I tackled that lead and that situation over the last few holes. I obviously did a really bad job, but that’s why I felt much calmer and stayed more in the present day. “
Thomas is also at the top of the FedEx Cup rankings to match his position in the World Golf Ranking.
The 27-year-old said he still had room for improvement ahead of the PGA championship starting Thursday.
“It was really important, but if you don’t play well in the playoffs at the end of the day, it’s hard to win a FedEx Cup, especially in Atlanta,” said Thomas. “At this point, of course, I am very happy and excited that we did it today, but I need to work on some things and prepare for the PGA next week and try to win another major.”