PGA Championship

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Justin Thomas makes clutch par putt to win brilliant bet against J.T. Poston

March 16, 2023

Justin Thomas holed an eight-foot par putt on his final hole on Thursday to get off to a solid two-under-par start at the 2023 Valspar Championship. It also won him a nice side bet against his playing partner—even if no money was involved.

You see, J.T. was playing with J.T. Poston. And that final putt gave the two-time major champ a one-shot victory in their individual matchup. While guaranteeing the other J.T.'s caddie would have to wear a bib that says, well, "The Other J.T." Have a look:

Nice job taking advantage of a fun pairing—and the Valspar's fun tradition of encouraging nicknames on caddie bibs. Although nothing will top two years ago when Mark Hubbard had his caddie wear one that said "Kick Me."

Of course, considering Thomas has as many majors on his resume as Poston has PGA Tour titles, he's always going to have the ultimate bragging rights in this battle. So Poston was always going to be "The Other J.T." in this pairing. Now fans at Innisbrook will just be reminded of that fact the rest of the week.