Justin Thomas ribs Tiger Woods, saying he’s afraid of others

Columbus (Ohio), July 14

Teasing Tiger Woods, his shut pal Justin Thomas informed {the golfing} nice that he was afraid of others as he delayed his return to motion although the Tour re-started 5 weeks again.

Woods might be making his first look since PGA Tour’s ‘Return to Golf’ this week on the Memorial after Coronavirus-forced break since March.

The PGA Tour stays on on the Muirfield Village for the second week working, one thing that’s extraordinarily uncommon on the Tour, however the subject this week is likely one of the strongest-ever as world No. 1 Rory McIlroy might be again.

The subject is stellar however spectators are nonetheless not allowed onto the course with warning nonetheless the buzzword.

It was additionally extensively anticipated Woods would lastly tee up. While Woods did verify his return, the spectators will keep out.

During final week’s Workday Charity Open, the place Thomas misplaced to younger gun Collin Morikawa in a good play-off, Thomas was requested about Woods and once they final performed collectively.

“Probably, right before the (Charity) match (featuring Woods, Phil Mickelson and two NFL legends, Peyton Manning and Tom Brady). I have not played with him in a while. Just because I’ve been busy. I’ve been playing, and he’s been home. I’m glad that he’s finally coming back out,” mentioned Thomas.

“I believe he was beginning to get a little bit sassy, I used to be telling him he is scared to return out and play in opposition to all of us when he is sitting at residence; simply attempting to present him a tough time,” he mentioned.

“But yeah, we’re excited to have him out. He looked great. I mean, it was a couple months ago and everybody saw how well he played in the (Charity) match. That was the last time we’ve actually played a round of golf.”       

Woods has gained 5 occasions on the Memorial and is trying ahead to taking over his associates and the bunch of children like Morikawa, Viktor Hovland, Matthew Wolff and others.

The featured pairings for the primary two rounds present Woods alongside McIlroy and Koepka. McIlroy took final week off, whereas Koepka birdied 5 of his closing seven holes ultimately week’s Workday Charity Open, however missed the reduce by a stroke. Minutes later he confirmed his entry for the Memorial.

Other star teams embody Mickelson, Shane Lowry and Justin Rose, who has seven top-10s in 13 appearances on the Memorial Tournament, highlighted by a win in 2010.

Bulked-up Bryson DeChambeau, who capped an amazing run of top-10s with a win at Rocket Mortgage will play with Morikawa and Patrick Cantlay, the defending champion on the Memorial Tournament.

On Monday, the PGA Tour additionally introduced that spectators weren’t going to be allowed for any of the remaining occasions this season.

The subsequent 4 occasions – 3M Open, WGC-FedEx St Jude, Barracuda and the Wyndham can even not have spectators.

The FedExCup play-offs can even be performed with out followers, whereas it had been already introduced that the PGA Championships at TPC Harding could be performed with out spectators. In essence, what it means is that the spectators won’t return for the 2019-20 season, which ends with the Tour Championship on September 7.

The earlier the followers might return is now Safeway Open from September 7 to 10, and that would be the first occasion of the 2020-21 season, which might be adopted by the US Open at Winged Foot, New York. PTI

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