The Thomas and Tiger connection could not be stronger.
Justin Thomas stated he was on a downward spiral early in 2021, feeling like he “awoke on the fallacious facet of the mattress” on daily basis: First, a stay mic caught Thomas uttering a homosexual slur after a missed putt throughout a event in January, then his grandfather died in February.
Thomas, needing steerage and recommendation, turned to Tiger Woods — after which Woods was within the devastating automotive 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 informed ESPN. “And I used to be gonna attain out to him on Tuesday night time like, ‘Hey, dude, simply lemme know if you get again residence, like I simply need to name you, I am not in a very good place, and I simply want to speak.
Right here’s our Masters characteristic on World No. 2 golfer Justin Thomas that simply aired on the Masters SportsCenter particular stay from Augusta. An attention-grabbing story about how a dialog with Tiger Woods helped get him heading in the right direction just lately: https://t.co/Ww5pBH9qRV
— Jeff Darlington (@JeffDarlington) April 7, 2021
“I used to be identical to … when is stuff gonna cease going so unhealthy this 12 months?”
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Thomas ultimately had a dialogue with Woods, together with his buddy providing a number of phrases of recommendation that ultimately seemingly spurred Thomas again into high competition.
“What sort of hit residence for me, is, when issues aren’t going properly, he is like, ‘That you must go determine it out. No offense to your dad, no offense to your caddie, it’s essential to exit by your self, you are a grown man, and go determine it out.'”
The subsequent weekend, Thomas earned his first win of 2021.
Woods continues to get better from the wreck, which investigators say was brought on by rushing.
Thomas is without doubt one of the favorites to win the 2021 Masters, alongside Dustin Johnson, who gained the 2020 event.