Golf World Reacts to Disappointing Justin Thomas News

Published 06/22/2022, 11:20 PM EDT
Jun 13, 2022; Brookline, Massachusetts, USA; Justin Thomas addresses the media during a press conference before rounds of the U.S. Open golf tournament at The Country Club. Mandatory Credit: John David Mercer-USA TODAY Sports

Justin Thomas has withdrawn from the Travelers Championship that starts on June 23. In any other circumstances, the Tour fans never would have tried to find the reason behind it. However, since many Tour players have been leaving the organization for LIV Golf, JT’s sudden withdrawal made the fans frenzy! 

The PGA Tour announced Thomas’ news a day after it was revealed that Brooks Koepka had also withdrawn from the tournament. Notably, the 4-time major champion is the next one to leave the PGA Tour for the LIV Golf series.


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Koepka is yet to make an official statement, but he will be teeing it up at the second LIV Golf event in Portland. On the other hand, Thomas, who is a vocal PGA Tour loyalist, raised a few eyebrows with his untimely withdrawal from this week’s Travelers Championship.

Likewise, the PGA Tour didn’t initially reveal why Thomas chose to withdraw from the Travelers Championship in its Twitter post. And this made the fans curious about his stance on the LIV Golf. However, the two-time major winner then made his reasons clear!

Justin Thomas reveals the reason behind him not attending the Travelers Championship!

“Before the rumors start flying,” Thomas added as a caption while retweeting the PGA Tour Communictaions’ post. “I have decided to WD to treat and rest my back which I tweaked earlier this week.” 


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Furthermore, he added, “Just making sure I get it taken care of and ready for the rest of the PGA season as planned. Hate to be missing one of the best/my favorite events @TravelersChamp.” The golfer posted this as the golf world started speculating him to be the next in line to join the league. 

Twitter reaction to JT’s decision to withdraw

Many, including Bryson DeChambeau and Dustin Johnson, who had pledged allegiance to the Tour, have switched their decision and have signed contracts with the LIV Golf. Hence, most fans commented that JT is not playing the Tour event as he is to do the same. 

Meanwhile, the fans who have already found Thomas’ reason for his withdrawal shared the news in comments. Some even blamed the PGA Tour for not revealing the reason in the post.


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Anjana Prabhakaran

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Anjana Prabhakaran is a Golf content writer at EssentiallySports. She has completed her Master's degree in Public Administration and considers researching as one of her hobbies. As her family is interested in sports, Anjana grew up watching every sport on television.