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The most important thing to know about Davis Thompson is that he can dunk

On Sunday, 25-year-old Davis Thompson clinched his first-ever PGA Tour title at TPC Deere Run. Birdieing five of his first six holes en route to a final-round 64—good for a John Deere Classic record 28-under—Thompson cemented himself as a capital-C Contender on tour. If you’re still unfamiliar with the former Georgia All-American, however, there’s only one thing you need to know:

The kid can ball.

By our count, this video makes Thompson the only other tour pro besides Tony Finau capable of throwing down. Both are 6’4”, so that certainly helps, but Thompson’s overall game is pretty complete, knocking down long-range jumpers on offense and picking pockets on D. In fact, this is the best overall tape we’ve seen since Gary Woodland’s, and he originally attended Washburn University on a basketball scholarship before “falling back” on golf.

The ”are golfers athletes?” debate shows no signs of abating, but with Thompson rattling rims and firing at pins, it appears he’ll be valuable asset for Team Golf for years to come.