Justin Thomas Echoes His Love for the Boston Red Sox

Published 06/15/2022, 2:30 PM EDT

Ahead of the 2022 US Open, Justin Thomas was asked about his love for the Boston-based teams during the press conference. Thomas opened up his love specifically for the Boston Red Sox and provides details on what led to his decision to choose the team.

The Country Club in Massachusetts will host the 2022 US Open. The course is very close to the Titletown Boston. One of Red Sox’s biggest fan will also be competing in the Major this week. The fan is none other than the 2022 PGA Championship winner Thomas himself.

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Thomas looks ready to compete in the US Open in Brookline. During the press conference, Thomas was asked several questions related to the LIV Golf and about his mindset before the US Open. He was also asked about his love for the teams based in Boston.

Thomas’ love for the Red Sox

Thomas has displayed his affection for the Red Sox publicly for several years. He had the opportunity to throw the first pitch of the game in 2018 for The Sox at the Fenway Park.

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The reporter asked Thomas how he fell in love with Boston-based teams early in his life. He replied, “Well, it’s more I like the Red Sox. So my uncle is from up this area, and he’s a big Red Sox fan, and it just was kind of something that it was no birthday or Christmas gift that was for me from him was anything but Red Sox.”

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Thomas’ love for Red Sox was adopted from his uncle. He also said he had lots of Red Sox tee shirts, jerseys, hats, and even blankets. The David Ortiz jersey was Thomas’ first Red Sox jersey. He also had a Nomar jersey, a Manny jersey, and even a Varitek jersey.

Yankees fans cussed at 9-year-old Justin Thomas

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Thomas further provided details on his first introduction to the Yankees-Red Sox rivalry. Thomas, who was only 9 years old at the time, had the opportunity to see the two teams face each other at the Yankees Stadium.

Golf – The 2020 Ryder Cup – Whistling Straits, Sheboygan, Wisconsin, U.S. – September 25, 2021 Team USA’s Justin Thomas reacts on the 16th green after winning the hole during the Foursomes REUTERS/Mike Segar

Thomas was wearing Nomar Garciaparra’s Red Sox jersey. He immediately received a hostile welcome into the stands. He said, “I remember because I had my Nomar jersey on, and I was getting yelled at and cussed at and given the finger and I was 9-years-old. That was my first introduction to the Yankees-Red Sox rivalry.

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The Yankees-Red Sox rivalry is one of the biggest matchups in all of sports. There is no doubt that a Red Sox jersey will always be booed at the Yankee Stadium.

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Abdul Bari Khan

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Abdul Bari is a Golf writer at EssentiallySports. Having completed his Bachelor’s in Business Administration, Abdul is currently pursuing his Master’s in the same. With great affection for the world of sports, this avid golf lover turned to the course at a young age.

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