NASSAU, Bahamas (AP) — Justin Thomas walked away with the richest payoff in golf when he was runner-up at the Tour Championship and captured the FedEx Cup. With the $10 million bonus, he made $10,945,000 that day.
And then he forgot all about it.
Thomas said he was at the Presidents Cup the following week when Kevin Chappell said to him, “You get it yet?”
Thomas didn’t know what he was talking about.
“He said, ‘Did you get the bonus?’ I never even thought about it,” Thomas said. “I asked my dad to look and was like, ‘Oh, there it is.'”
What does a 24-year-old do with such a bonus?
“I maybe got a little nicer bottle of wine at dinner a couple of times,” Thomas said.
But he was generous with others. When he arrived at Albany Golf Club…