AUSTIN, Texas – Even from a nationwide hospital bed, Tiger Woods was the perfect perfection.
“[Woods] told me I put my shoe on 18 [at The Players Championship], which I did not. I hit it in the middle, turned it over a bit, ”said Justin Thomas on Monday from WGC-Dell Technologies Match. “But I definitely looked at it. But I made sure to remind him that I didn’t. It was right where I needed to be. ”
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Woods’ criticism came a day after Thomas won the main PGA Tour event and a day before Tiger traveled home to South Florida for the first time since he was involved in a one-vehicle crash in Los Angeles on Feb. 24. Woods under multiple surgery. for “major orthopedic injuries.”
Woods spoke to Thomas on Monday before flying home.
“I reached FaceTime, talked to him a little later, because I knew he would want to chat and catch up and I knew he was going home the next day, so it was cool,” Thomas said. “He was in great spirits, delighted to hear so supportive, and my dad said he was fully texting him [final round at TPC Sawgrass], making him sad about what was going on, so it was good to see him watching. ”
Woods and Thomas are neighbors in South Florida and have shared several wins together, including the 2017 Thomas PGA Championship.