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Thomas voted PGA Tour player of the year

Justin Thomas wrote down a dozen goals at the start of the season, some higher than others, none about winning PGA Tour player of the year.

He achieved so much that Thomas was the obvious choice.

Thomas had a tour-best five victories, won his first major at the PGA Championship, set the tour's 72-hole scoring record and captured the FedEx Cup. After all that, it was no surprise when the tour said Wednesday that Thomas had been voted the PGA Tour player of the year.

The tour does not disclose vote totals. Thomas was on the ballot with British Open champion Jordan Spieth, Dustin Johnson and Hideki Matsuyama. Thomas made the choice easy when he closed with a 66 at East...