The Thomas and Tiger connection could not be stronger.
Justin Thomas mentioned he was on a downward spiral early in 2021, feeling like he “awoke on the incorrect facet of the mattress” on daily basis: First, a reside mic caught Thomas uttering a homosexual slur after a missed putt throughout a match in January, then his grandfather died in February.
Thomas, needing steering and recommendation, turned to Tiger Woods — after which Woods was within the devastating automobile crash in late February.
“I knew Tiger had a shoot on Monday and Tuesday in LA, so I used to be gonna wait till he bought performed with that,” Thomas instructed ESPN. “And I used to be gonna attain out to him on Tuesday night time like, ‘Hey, dude, simply lemme know while you get again residence, like I simply need to name you, I am not in an excellent place, and I simply want to speak.
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“I used to be similar to … when is stuff gonna cease going so dangerous this yr?”
Thomas ultimately had a dialogue with Woods, along with his good friend providing just a few phrases of recommendation that ultimately seemingly spurred Thomas again into high rivalry.
“What sort of hit residence for me, is, when issues aren’t going properly, he is like, ‘You have to go determine it out. No offense to your dad, no offense to your caddie, you’ll want to exit by your self, you are a grown man, and go determine it out.'”
The following weekend, Thomas earned his first win of 2021.
Woods continues to recuperate from the wreck, which investigators say was attributable to rushing.
Thomas is among the favorites to win the 2021 Masters, alongside Dustin Johnson, who gained the 2020 match.