Who is Justin Thomas’ Dad Mike Thomas and How Old is He?

Published 12/19/2021, 6:50 AM EST


Justin Thomas has become one of the most well-recognized golfers in the last couple of years. Owing to his insanely successful run in 2017 and continued promising performances, he quickly won the hearts of the golf world.

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However, as we learned more and more about him, we got to know that part of his talent was, in fact, hereditary. So, let’s see everything that there is to know about Mike Thomas, his father, and mentor.

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Who is Justin Thomas’ dad?

Justin Thomas was born on April 29th, 1993 in Louisville, Kentucky, to Mike Thomas and Jani Thomas. From around 1990, Mike was the head professional at the Harmony Landing Country Club in Goshen, Kentucky. So, a young JT was brought up around the sport, naturally inclining his disposition towards golf.

In addition, Mike’s father, Paul, was another superb golfer from the family. In his prime, he played in the 1962 U.S. Open and finished 15th at the 1983 U.S. Senior Open. However, even though JT outdid his elders, Paul revealed how little he had to do with his training.

 

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He said, “His dad nor I really pushed [Justin]. We more or less answered questions. I would say the most help I ever gave him was playing with him and talking to him. His dad is his only teacher, and that’s the way it should be.” Moreover, as the only son, his parent’s attention was solely focused on him and perhaps that’s where his dream of carrying on the family legacy emerged.

Notably, JT and his father are quite close, and in an interview with the PGA Tour, Mike said, “I didn’t care whether he played golf or not; I just made an oath to myself that I’m going to be his friend, not his father… If I had to be a parent about something, I would, but I made sure that we were buddies first.”

How old is Mike Thomas?

Thomas celebrated his 62nd birthday on 15th October. Although not exactly young, he is still actively playing the sport. Notably, at the 2020 PNC Championship, the father-son duo emerged victorious at the 20-team event, topping the leaderboard by one stroke.

In addition, they will hope to defend their title at this year’s edition of the challenge as they’re a part of the field at the Ritz-Carlton Golf Club in Orlando, Florida.

Mike Thomas net worth

Although an extremely successful man, there is not enough information about this aspect of his life. However, his son more than makes up for the lack of concrete information. According to wealthy persons, the 28-year-old Justin has a net worth of $40 million.

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Mike Thomas wife

Mike is married to Jani Thomas and the two are on their journey to complete a whopping 33 years in December 2021. Jani is quite often seen accompanying his son at golf events and cheering for him on the sidelines. However, not much is known about her.

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Well, the family has certainly made golf their passion and life. What do you think?

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Ishita Bhargava

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Ishita Bhargava is a Golf content writer at Essentially Sports. Currently pursuing her undergraduate degree from the Shri Ram College of Commerce, she has a keen interest in sports and fitness. When not playing or watching a sports event, Ishita can be seen spending time with her pets or binge-watching.

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