The Thomas and Tigers connection couldn’t be stronger.
Justin Thomas said he was in decline early in 2021, and felt that he “woke up on the wrong side of the bed” every day: First, a live microphone caught Thomas uttering a gay girl after a missed hit during a tournament in January, then His grandfather passed away in February.
When Thomas needed guidance and advice, he turned to Tiger Woods – and then Woods was in a devastating car crash in late February.
“I learned Tiger had a photo shoot on Mondays and Tuesdays in Los Angeles, so I was going to wait for it to finish,” Thomas told ESPN. “And I would call him on Tuesday night like, ‘Hey, dude, just let me know when you get home, like I just want to call you, I’m not in a good place, and I just need a talk.’
Here’s our Masters feature in world-ranked 2nd golfer Justin Thomas which was just broadcast on Masters SportsCenter’s own live channel from Augusta. Interesting story about how a conversation with Tiger Woods helped him get him on the right track recently: https://t.co/Ww5pBH9qRV
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“I was like … when will things stop going bad this year?”
Thomas eventually had a discussion with Woods, offering his friend a few words of advice that ultimately drove Thomas into the first spat.
“What kind of home hit for me, is, when things aren’t going well, he’s like,” You have to think about it. No insult to your father, no insult to your parenting, you have to get out yourself, you are an adult, and find out. “
The following weekend, Thomas scored his first victory in 2021.
Woods continues to recover from the wreckage that investigators say was caused by speed.
Thomas is one of the favorites to win the 2021 Masters, along with Dustin Johnson, who won the 2020 tournament.