Justin Thomas: Tiger Woods impressed me earlier than Gamers Championship win

Justin Thomas performed by means of a variety of feelings on his solution to a win at The Gamers Championship this weekend, and a few of that needed to do together with his good good friend Tiger Woods. After he was awarded the trophy on Sunday, Thomas spoke a bit about what his relationship with Tiger has meant to him.

Thomas mentioned lots of what he and Woods discuss will keep “between us,” however he shared some nice perspective about their age hole. Thomas, who’s 27, mentioned he and another golfers on the PGA Tour by no means would have imagined being associates with Tiger after they have been idolizing him 10-15 years in the past.

“He’s so good to myself and Bryson (DeChambeau) and so many guys out right here,” Thomas mentioned. “Should you had informed us after we have been 15, 20 years previous that Tiger Woods could be texting us the evening earlier than we now have an opportunity to win a event making an attempt to encourage us — it’s fairly cool.”

Thomas additionally joked that he wished Tiger have been there to see him win The Gamers Championship so he might “rub it in his face.”

“He likes to present me lots of grief, particularly when he’s not right here. We’re all pulling for him. I’m so glad to listen to all the pieces’s been going effectively with him,” Thomas mentioned. “A part of me needs he was right here so I might rub it in his face a bit extra. I’m comfortable, and I hope he’s comfortable and I at all times recognize his assist.”

Should you keep in mind, Thomas obtained extraordinarily emotional when speaking about Tiger’s crash a number of weeks in the past. Thomas’ grandfather additionally died final month, and the 2 have been very shut. For sure, Sunday’s win was bittersweet for him.

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