‘My Dad Said It Best’: Justin Thomas Has a Message for Aspiring Golfers Amid LIV Golf Attraction

Published 06/15/2022, 8:15 AM EDT
Apr 30, 2021; Palm Harbor, Florida, USA; Justin Thomas tees off on the 6th hole during the second round of the Valspar Championship golf tournament. Mandatory Credit: Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports | REUTERS

Justin Thomas is among the best and most successful golfers of all time. At a young age of 29 years, the player has already claimed five PGA Tour wins. Along with that, the player also has a record of winning the FedEx Cup Championship in 2017.

Thomas has been an integral part of the PGA Tour and is still playing. Unlike other players who left the tour to join the LIV Golf Series, Thomas has been loyal. He also recently said how he had always dreamt of being a part of the tour since his childhood.

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The U.S. Open Press Conference with Justin Thomas

World no. 5 is currently preparing for the U.S. Open and recently attended a press conference for the same. The Mediator asked him a lot of questions about his thoughts about the Saudi-backed series as well as his reaction to the ones who joined it. However, the golfer didn’t go deep into that conversation.

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The questions also included a segment where he was asked about what he would like to say to young aspiring golfers looking at everything that is going on with the PGA Tour and the LIV Series. Thomas responded by giving an example of something his dad said to him and what he learned from it.

Justin Thomas slept like a baby before claiming victory on the PGA title | Courtesy: Reuters Images

Thomas gives an important message to the golfers

Talking about his dad, Thomas said, “He’d work 80 hours a week as a club pro, and he would pull the carts down in the morning, close the shop up in the afternoon, and he’d be the first to say, he’s like, I made no money, but I just love to work.”

He added, “I think it’s what’s very important for juniors and everybody growing up is you’ve got to be passionate about it and play for the right reasons and just want to get better and strive for that and keep working at it.”

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January 9, 2022; Maui, Hawaii, USA; Justin Thomas acknowledges the crowd after making his putt on the first hole during the final round of the Sentry Tournament of Champions golf tournament at Kapalua Resort – The Plantation Course. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

The golfer wanted to convey that the upcoming golfers in the field need to find their passion in the sport. Not just in the sport, but everything in life needs to be done passionately and for the right reason.

Thomas is quite young as compared to his fellow golfers, and has golf records higher than many players. Other than his skills on the course, people also love this side of Thomas where he is wise and true about his views in interviews as well as in other public speaking sessions.

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