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Summary

  1. American Justin Thomas wins US PGA Championship
  2. -8 Thomas
  3. -6 Oosthuizen, Reed, F Molinari; -5 Fowler, Matsuyama
  4. -4 Kisner, DeLaet; -1 Smith, Day, Kuchar, Stroud
  5. Selected others: Level Stenson, Casey, D Johnson, Koepka; +1 McIlroy, Poulter; +2 Spieth; +3 Wood; +11 Westwood
  6. LIVE: BBC Two, online, iPlayer; Radio 5 live

Live Reporting

By Jamie Lillywhite, Matthew Henry and Jonathan Jurejko

All times stated are UK

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Farewell

And that's where we leave you for another major championship year. Three of the four winners in 2017 were American and Sergio Garcia claimed his first major with that popular win at Augusta in April.

The 24-year-old Justin Thomas from Kentucky, whose father and grandfather were both PGA Tour players, is the eighth first time winner in the last nine majors and the champagne corks are popping to celebrate a very worthy champion at Quail Hollow. Cheerio now.

Iain Carter

BBC Sport golf correspondent

You look at American golf now with this collection of young players, the kindling is there and it's a real tinderbox that is going to ignite.

Can Fowler follow?

Jay Townsend

Golf expert on BBC Radio 5 live

This will put a tremendous amount of pressure on Rickie Fowler. JT has a major, Jordan has several, Brooks Koepka too, he'll be thinking 'what do I need to do?'

A 67 in the final round is great but not if you have made 73 in the round before, he needs to find a way of putting four rounds together and not make those mistakes.

Shots of the day

Chip-ins, long putts, majestic iron shots and flicks off balance over streams, they are all in the shots of the day montage.

Highlights of the day

What a moment it was at the par three 17th. Thomas hit a bold tee shot and the putt wriggled in to take him to nine under and with a crucial cushion to take to the last.

Ryder Cup 'tide has turned'

Jay Townsend

Golf expert on BBC Radio 5 live

The strength of Justin Thomas is everything. He hits it a mile. He can hit it high. He is a more talented hitter of the ball than Justin Spieth, although I don't think there's a more talented all-round golfer at making scores than Spieth at the moment.

If you think about Spieth, Thomas, Reed, Koepka, Dustin Johnson - these are young guys that are going to carry the US Ryder Cup for probably the next five matches. I think the tide has probably turned.

BBC Radio 5 live presenter Will Perry at Quail Hollow: "Kevin Kisner was being interviewed earlier. He led on Thursday night, Friday night and Saturday night. He looked absolutely downtrodden."

'I can't put this into words'

Thomas wins PGA Championship

More quotes from an emotional Justin Thomas after claiming his first major...

On the feelings of winning his first major: "I can't put it into words right now. I'm glad to have a trophy now."

On seeing out the tough Green Mile - the name given to the 16th, 17th and 18th holes at at Quail Hollow - to clinch victory: "I've been playing the final three holes pretty well all week. The adrenaline today has been unbelievable - the ball has been going so far.

"On the 16th, I've been driving well so I just tried to get it up there over the bunker and make par, then on the 17th the pin today was brutal so to make birdie was beyond a bonus."

On his putt eventually dropping in on the 10th: "It was funny because it snuck up on the hole. We read it going left and then a bit right and it never came back right.

"Once it got there I felt it would go in but it didn't so I acted like a child and had a tantrum. Suddenly it went in and I didn't look so dumb!"

These two cheeky chappies and best pals are the winners of the last two majors of the year.

Justin and Jordan.

From minors to majors. 🏆🏆

Justin and Jordan. From minors to majors. 🏆🏆

Key moment

Justin's mum has the waterworks going, but they are happy tears. Let's have another look at that remarkable putt on the 10th today, which was reminiscent of Tiger's moment at the 16th at Augusta in 2005, when he went on to win as well.

'Patience was the key'

Thomas wins PGA Championship

Justin Thomas has taken to the microphone on the 18th green. First he is asked what he thinks was the key to his impressive final round.

"Just patience. I felt at the US Open like, although Brooks Koepka had an unbelievable round and I didn't have my best stuff that day, I still learned I needed to be patient to have a better finish. I felt like I had the game to get it done, it was a matter if I got it done or not."

Iain Carter

BBC Sport golf correspondent

This was an outstanding performance, taking the initiative, seizing the moment. The birdie at the 17th meant he could drop a shot at the last.

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Simon Hancock: Nice touch by JT to sign golf balls and hand to the scorers when there must have been so much else going on in his head.

Jay Townsend

Golf expert on BBC Radio 5 live

Justin Thomas is so talented - this is around the time we expected him to start winning. This will allow him to go forward from here.

Final leaderboard

-8 J Thomas (US)

-6 F Molinari (It), P Reed (US), L Oosthuizen (SA)

-5 R Fowler (US), H Matsuyama (Jpn)

-4 G DeLaet (Can), K Kisner (US)

Watch Thomas' winning putt

Thomas wins PGA Championship

It wasn't the most spectacular way to win a major but Justin Thomas doesn't care.

He will remember this tiddler every day of his life. It is the putt which clinched his first major...

In the top 12 there were seven nationalities but three of this year's majors have been won by Americans.

The finale

The final putt is hit by Kisner. No major this time for the mild-mannered 33-year-old, who finishes with a double bogey and he ties for seventh place. Thomas wins the Championship by two strokes.

Tiger tweets

Thomas wins PGA Championship

Here's a bloke who knows a thing or two about winning a major...

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Stroud finishes one under

Stroud rolls one up from 20 feet, it doesn't drop and he taps in for a 76. Winner last week he has earned a share of ninth place in a major.

Contrasting emotions on the final green

The massive galleries are already filing out as poor old Chris Stroud plays from the bunker at the last. Not to be for those lucky checked trousers today. Behind the green Thomas is on his mobile, not sure if those are tears or beads of sweat in the humid Carolina sunshine, perhaps both. I think we're all a little emotional as we come to the end of the Championship.

Thomas (-8 after 18)

Justin Thomas sits hunched over in that same chair, watching Kevin Kisner's approach on a television screen. A huge sigh of relief greets the splash, followed by a slap on the shoulders from his caddie.

"Nice job, Justin," he drawls. Then our new champion goes to his bag to have a ruffle around. Maybe he's taking any uneaten bananas out. Don't want a nasty surprise when he goes back in there next week.

It's over! 🏆

24-year-old @JustinThomas34 has won the #PGAChamp!

It's his FOURTH win this season. 🏆🏆🏆🏆

It's over! 🏆 24-year-old @JustinThomas34 has won the #PGAChamp! It's his FOURTH win this season. 🏆🏆🏆🏆

THOMAS WINS PGA CHAMPIONSHIP

This for the half then, from 180 yards, but Kisner turns away in disgust as the ball curves left. He has put it in the stream and Justin Thomas is your champion.

Thomas (-8 after 18)

Check. Double check. Sign. Don't bodge this up Justin...

His caddie reads back his numbers, Thomas sitting at the table in the scorer's room, hand running through thinning fair hair, reciting every shot.

Our champion-elect looks emotionally drained...

Kisner at the 18th

Only two birdies at the 500-yard par four finishing hole today. Certainly no eagles. That's what Kisner needs to take the Championship to a play-off.

He's in the middle of the fairway along with Stroud, who is a rather distant two under for the Championship and wouldn't have wanted this scenario for the 72nd hole.

Jay Townsend

Golf expert on BBC Radio 5 live

Jordan Spieth ran down to congratulate Justin Thomas' father.

Thomas (-8 after 18)

Justin Thomas is taking the plaudits at the side of the 18th, his back being slapped and congratulations being offered by plenty. First on the scene is his dad Mike, before close pals Rickie Fowler and Jordan Spieth give him warm hugs.

Justin Thomas
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After 17 holes

-6 Kisner (two behind)

Back on the 17th green, Kisner has a long putt for birdie but he leaves it short and stays six under. He is going to have to hole his second shot at the hardest hole on the course to take us into a three-hole play-off, which we are still not thinking about in this office.

Thomas finishes -8

Thomas (-8 after 18)

A couple of lads, wearing snap-back caps and baggy tees, are sat greenside with a cup of something cold and cheering on Justin Thomas. Oh, it's Justin Spieth and Rickie Fowler.

Thomas rolls up his par putt, knocking in a tiddler for a 68.

That, barring an unlikely eagle from Kevin Kisner on the last, is game over.

Matsuyama finishes five under

72 for Matsuyama

Matsuyama leaves it short with his chip, one hesitates to say he duffed it but the shot was only about eight yards and he still has three feet left. The wait for Japan's first male major champion is going to continue and he will have that pressure on his shoulders again at Augusta in eight months. He finishes with a 72, five under for the Championship.

Thomas (-9 after 17)

Iain Carter

BBC Sport golf correspondent

Thomas has come through an almighty test here. It really is a very difficult course. I'm almost certain it will be enough to give him his first major title.

Thomas (-9 after 17)

Oh my word... what is going through Justin Thomas's mind? My head would be feeling like it has been in a washing machine.

Not for the first time in recent holes, he marches up to the green to assess the lie of the land.

Back to his ball, a gentle swing and a sensible knock to the back of the green. He's about 12 feet away from the pin.

"JT, JT, JT!" is the Rocky Balboa chant from the fans around the 18th green.

Thomas (-9 after 17)

Right then. Thomas isn't holding back in the bunker... he's got a mid-iron in his hand. Bold.

It's not a clean connection and he's ended up in the thickish rough short of the green on the right.

Justin's doing his best to create some late drama.

Matsuyama at the last

-6 Matsuyama (17)

After taking a penalty drop Matsuyama pitches two feet from the flag but the ball bounds through the green into the rough. He's going to have to chip in for a par at the hardest hole on the course.

Thomas (-9 after 17)

Luke Donald has beaten us to the JT gag. Cry Me A River...

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