PGA Championship 2022: Justin Thomas beats Will Zalatoris in playoff after Mito Pereira double-bogeys 18th

Justin Thomas beat Will Zalatoris in a three-hole aggregate playoff to claim the US PGA Championship 2022, after a final-hole collapse saw Mito Pereira drop from leader to third.

The Chilean had led throughout the final day and was an inch from sinking a birdie on the 17th, before a wayward drive left him in trouble on the final hole and he unravalled as the pressure built.

An eventual double-bogey left him on four-under, putting Zalatoris and Thomas into the playoff on five-under apiece.

Thomas had started the day seven off the lead, but triumphed in the playoff to claim the The Wanamaker Trophy.

Both birdied the first playoff hole, but while a great tee shot left Thomas able to birdie the second too, Zalatoris could only make par.

And a par on the third was enough to seal victory for Thomas, with Zalatoris unable to sink a long-range birdie.

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