Justin Thomas wins Bridgestone Invitational ahead of US PGA Championship defence

Justin Thomas wins Bridgestone Invitational ahead of US PGA Championship defence

Justin Thomas wins Bridgestone Invitational ahead of US PGA Championship defence

Paul was a career club professional and played at Firestone in the 1960 US PGA Championship, missing the 54-hole cut. Don't let that fool you though.

McClure was also all over Tiger Woods' stunning run at the 2018 British Open, saying it was the major he had the best chance to contend in this year. He shot 73 to finish 15 shots behind.

If Woods pulls out a victory at Bellerive Sunday, it would be his fifteenth major, second all-time to Jack Nicklaus' eighteen.

SportsLine's proprietary golf projection model, built by predictive data engineer and DFS pro Mike McClure, has called four of the last seven majors heading into the weekend, including Patrick Reed's career-defining victory at the 2018 Masters. Spieth almost completed his career grand slam in 2015 but finished second behind Jason Day despite shooting a 17-under for the tournament.

This will be the 100th playing of the PGA Championship, and the last in August as the tournament is moving to May starting in 2019.

Justin Thomas poses with the Gary Player Cup trophy after holding his nerve to win the Bridgestone Invitational.

With a win at Bellerive, McIlroy would become only the sixth golfer ever to win three PGA Championships, having won previously in 2012 and 2014.

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Dustin Johnson, who extended his lead at the top of the world rankings with his win in Canada last week, plays with the in-form Bubba Watson and former Masters champion Adam Scott, while Phil Mickelson headlines another collection of former PGA winners with Jason Day and Keegan Bradley.

Westwood tied for 61st two weeks ago in the British Open.

One of the sport's most popular players is still looking for his first major win.

Molinari has been the breakout star of the 2018 PGA season.

Another surprise the model is calling for at the 2018 PGA Championship: Brooks Koepka, the back-to-back U.S. Open victor, is shut out of the top 10.

Koepka has owned the U.S. Open, winning in 2016 and 2017, but his best finish in any other golf major is fourth in the 2016 PGA Championship.

The tournament begins Thursday morning with St. Louis native Michael Block teeing off at 6:50 a.m.

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