PACIFIC PALISADES, Calif.– Yes, Justin Thomas is aware of what Tiger Woods stated today about their unbeaten collaboration at the Presidents Cup at Royal Melbourne.
“I carried his ass in Australia,” a smiling Tiger stated Tuesday throughout his interview for today’s The Genesis Invitational.
A couple of hours later on, JT saw Tiger and used an action.
“All I know is,” he informed Woods, “if I didn’t make a putt, you ‘d have a one beside your cut in half column.
So you’re welcome for that.”
You might remember that it was Thomas, not Woods, who buried a 17- foot putt on the 18 th hole to win their Foursomes match versus Hideki Matsuyama and Byeong Hun An on that Friday in mid-December Afterwards, Thomas yelled, “I love me some me” as he and Woods commemorated.
Playing captain Woods ultimately ended the week as the only American to win each of his matches, going 3-0-0. Thomas in fact contributed more indicate the group with a 3-1-1 record, his only loss being available in Singles to Australian Cameron Smith.
Still,Thomas could not actually disagree with Woods’ evaluation.
“He did, he played well better than I did,”Thomas stated. “… He carried my ass.”
The reality that Woods and Thomas were having this friendly, public– and yes, a bit edgy– small talk is a sign of simply how close the 2 golf players have actually ended up being. Not just do they live near each other in South Florida, however they play great deals of golf together.
That will consist of the very first 2 rounds today, with Tiger’s structure hosting the occasion atRiviera The other member of the threesome is another of Woods’ close buddies, Steve Stricker, a Presidents Cup assistant who was the de facto U.S. captain when Tiger was playing.
ForWoods and Thomas, it’s the 3rd straight year they will play the very first 2 rounds together at The GenesisInvitational They just other times they’ve been combined at a stroke-play occasion on the PGA TRIP? The 2018 U.S. Open and the 2018 PGA Championship, each time in the very first 2 rounds.
Thomas was asked if he ‘d choose to play the Genesis and not be coupled with Woods– who, at 44, is 18 years older than JT.
“I don’t care. It’s fine,” he stated. “I’m great with it. I have actually had some excellent rounds with him. I’m really, really comfy around him.