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Golfer Justin Thomas is Kentucky's Sports Figure of the Year

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Golfer Justin Thomas, who became the third Kentuckian to win a major when he claimed the 2017 PGA Championship, has been named Kentucky Sports Figure of the Year by the Lexington Herald-Leader.
    
The 24-year-old Oldham County native broke out with five victories last year and earned $9.9 million on the way to winning the FedEx Cup and PGA Tour Player of the Year honors. Thomas received 88 first-place votes of 151 cast by media members statewide and announced Wednesday night.
    
Louisville quarterback and 2016 Heisman Trophy winner Lamar Jackson, who won last year's Sports Figure award, was second. Cardinals baseball player Brendan McKay, Kentucky football running back Benny Snell and Wildcats baseball coach Nick Mingione rounded out the top five.

Candidate

Points

1.

Justin Thomas, golf (88)

1,234

2.

Lamar Jackson, football (15)

1,009

3.

Brendan McKay, baseball (12)

806

4.

Benny Snell, football (2)

496

5.

Nick Mingione, baseball (5)

442

6.

Makayla Epps, basketball (1)

232

7.

Taveion Hollingsworth, basketball (1)

183

8.

Stephen Johnson, football (3)

163

9.

Mallory Comerford, swimming

150

10.

Jeff Brohm, football (1)

143

11.

Damien Harris, football

135

12.

Dan McDonnell, baseball

134

13.

Jake Ohmer, basketball (1)

122

14.

Jo Adell, baseball

121

15.

Malik Monk, basketball

110

16.

Lee Kiefer, fencing

107

17.

Dale Romans, horse racing (1)

103

18.

Neal Brown, football (2)

101

19.

De’Aaron Fox, basketball

100

20.

Craig Skinner, volleyball (1)

99

21.

Anthony Davis, basketball

97

22.

Courtney Love, football (1)

93

23.

Adam Duvall, baseball

85

24.

Donovan Mitchell, basketball

82

25.

Keelan Cole, football (1)

79

(Copyright 2018 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)
 

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