CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The son and grandson of golf professionals, Justin Thomas couldn't think of a better major to win than the PGA Championship.

And at age 24, he couldn't think of a better time.

Youth is taking over the highest level of golf, and there were times Thomas felt left behind. Rory McIlroy already had four majors when he was 25. Closer to home was Jordan Spieth, a close friend since they were 14. Spieth won his third major at the British Open last month to give him three legs of the career Grand Slam.

"Frustration probably isn't the right word," Thomas said. "Jealously definitely is. I wanted to be doing that, and I wasn't."

Sunday at Quail Hollow was his moment.

Starting the final round two shots out of the lead, Thomas closed with a 3-under 68 for a two-shot victory to capture the final major of the year.

He finished with a bogey — his first since the third hole — when it no longer mattered. Thomas finished at 8-under 276.

He won by two shots over Francesco Molinari (67), Patrick Reed (67) and Louis Oosthuizen (70).

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