Thomas delighted to win again

26 February 2018 04:28:46 EST

Justin Thomas edged out fellow American Luke List in a play-off to capture the Honda Classic at PGA National in Florida.

Both men birdied the 18th hole in regulation play to finish at 8-under 272, a shot clear of Sweden's Alex Noren and when they played the par five again, Thomas came out on top after smashing his second onto the green and taking two putts.

This definitely takes the pressure off me.

Justin Thomas

That gave him an eighth PGA Tour win and nudged him up a spot up the world rankings to third behind Dustin Johnson and Jon Rahm.

Thomas, who shot 67-72-65-68 over his four rounds, said: "This was a hard win, it was.

"I tried to stay really patient out there. There was a lot of great players that were up around the lead or even tied for the lead at one point, and you know, it's a place where you can be seven, eight back and you have a chance to win because you don't know what's going to happen."

Thomas won five times in a stellar 2017 campaign, but this was his first of 2018.

He added: "This definitely takes the pressure off me. Obviously I would love to win five times every season and if that meant my exact stats from last year, I'll take that every single year.

"But I feel like when I give myself a chance to win, I feel comfortable and I feel like I can get it done and that's why this year I wanted to do so, more.

"I was four holes away from probably winning Phoenix. You know, one round away from having a great chance to win LA. Sony, just a cold putter away from having a great chance to win that.

"I've been happy with how consistent I've been, but without any wins, I'm constantly being reminded. It's nice to get it a little bit off my back."

Reigning USPGA Championship champion Thomas is 10/1 to win the Masters later this year and 15/2 to secure victory at this week's WGC-Mexico Championship.

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