Justin Thomas admits he’s lacking Tiger Woods’ presence on the Masters… as he reveals 15-time main winner is ‘bummed’ he cannot compete at Augusta after his horror automobile crash
- World No 2 Justin Thomas can not wait to get began on the Masters this week
- However the absence of Tiger Woods has created an enormous void at Augusta Nationwide
- Thomas admitted he’s lacking the 15-time main winner’s presence at Augusta
Justin Thomas has obtained a precocious understanding of Augusta Nationwide Golf Course’s numerous nuances by common observe rounds with Tiger Woods, a profit he’s lacking at this week’s Masters the place he’ll chase his first Inexperienced Jacket.
Thomas didn’t hesitate when requested on Tuesday what he missed most in regards to the absence this week of excellent buddy and five-times Masters champion Woods, who’s at residence recovering from career-threatening leg accidents suffered in a horror automobile crash in February.
‘Enjoying the observe rounds with him for certain,’ Thomas stated in his pre-tournament information convention. ‘I went over and noticed him a pair instances final week and tried to go over a pair instances throughout the week each time I am residence and see him.
World No 2 Justin Thomas goes looking for his first Inexperienced Jacket at Augusta this week
‘We texted Friday morning, and he stated it is type of beginning to set in. He is bummed he is not right here enjoying observe rounds with us, and we hate it, too.’
Thomas stated that after Woods’s accident he had supplied to assist his buddy in any means attainable.
‘That is simply what I wish to do for him, is simply be like, dude, I am going to do something you need,’ Thomas added.
‘If you happen to want me to assist out along with your youngsters, I can do this. If you’d like me to carry you — should you’re craving McDonald’s and also you need me to carry it over, dude, I do not care, I am right here for you and I am going to assist out nonetheless I can.’
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World quantity two Thomas completed fourth ultimately November’s Masters and has heated up since, together with a win final month at The Gamers Championship, golf’s unofficial fifth main.
The 27-year-old American, whose stellar iron play ought to swimsuit him properly at Augusta Nationwide, will tee off on Thursday within the penultimate group alongside 2010 British Open champion Louis Oosthuizen and Tony Finau.
Thomas, whose sole main triumph got here on the 2017 PGA Championship, admitted that his burning need to win a Masters had at instances harm his probabilities of slipping right into a Inexperienced Jacket.
‘For some cause, everyone desires to win it a bit bit extra, and I undoubtedly obtained sucked into that,’ stated Thomas. ‘However hopefully on the virtually age of 28 now, I’ve matured a bit bit and perceive if and when it is my time, it’s going to occur.’