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Thomas gunning for elusive second major in San Francisco

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Newly-crowned world number one Justin Thomas said on Tuesday he was aiming to finally capture an elusive second major title at the PGA Championship in San Francisco this week.

Aug 4, 2020; San Francisco, California, USA; Justin Thomas hits his tee shot on the 15th hole during a practice round of the PGA Championship golf tournament at TPC Harding Park. PHOTO: Reuters/ Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

05 Aug 2020 06:35AM

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SAN FRANCISCO: Newly-crowned world number one Justin Thomas said on Tuesday he was aiming to finally capture an elusive second major title at the PGA Championship in San Francisco this week.

The 27-year-old American, whose maiden major title came at the 2017 PGA Championship at Quail Hollow, said he felt no satisfaction getting a major under his belt early in his career.

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"I could argue that I should have got it sooner," he told reporters at TPC Harding Park. "I would definitely say I've underachieved, saying I've only had one so far in my career.

"I've felt almost getting the second one has been harder than the first one."

Thomas has been in form this year, winning three PGA Tour events including last week's FedEx St Jude Invitational in Memphis to take the world number one spot from Jon Rahm.

Thomas and twice defending champion Brooks Koepka are the favourites to hoist the Wanamaker Trophy on Sunday.

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He held the number one spot for four weeks in 2018 and said he hoped to extend his stay at the top a bit longer this time.

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