Before winning the Players Championship, Justin Thomas reveals a confidential message from Tiger Woods.
Tiger Woods and Justin Thomas are close buddies.
Justin Thomas has confessed that Tiger Woods gave him some guidance before the final round of The Players Championship. Prior to his tragic automobile accident last month, Woods was slated to compete in The Players Championship this week.
When Thomas learned of Woods’ incident while preparing to compete in the WGC-Workday Championship, he was visibly disturbed.
Thomas, evidently distressed, stated, “I’m ill to my stomach.” “Seeing one of my closest friends get into an accident sucks, and I just hope he’s okay. I’m only concerned about his children. I’m sure they’re having a hard time.”
Since Thomas’ debut to professional golf in 2014, the two have developed a close connection over the last four years.
And they keep in touch and meet up outside of the golf field on a regular basis.
While Woods was not present at TPC Sawgrass this week, he was keeping a close eye on his close pal.
Going into the final round on Sunday, Thomas was three strokes behind overnight leader Lee Westwood.
And the American got off to a slow start, shooting one-over par through the first eight holes.
But the world No. 3 turned a corner from the ninth hole, making back-to-back birdies before taking the lead with an eagle on the 11th, which drew a loud ovation from the crowd.
In the 12th, Westwood made another birdie, but he was still in contention as he went level on the 14th.
Thomas, on the other hand, maintained his composure to re-establish his advantage as Westwood was unable to keep up, ensuring that the 27-year-old made history at The Players Championship.
He was visibly overjoyed after he was named champion, calling it “one of the best rounds of my life.”
It could have been influenced by Woods’ words of wisdom the night before.
While Thomas refused to reveal the entire exchange, he did disclose that in the final round, Woods told him to “remain patient.”