Justin Thomas Provides a Candid Update About Tiger Woods and Comments on His Return

Published 11/11/2021, 11:56 AM EST
MEXICO CITY, MEXICO – FEBRUARY 21: Tiger Woods of the United States acknowledges the crowd on the fifth green during the first round of World Golf Championships-Mexico Championship at Club de Golf Chapultepec on February 21, 2019 in Mexico City, Mexico. (Photo by Hector Vivas/Getty Images)


The possibility that Tiger Woods’ glorious career might be nearing its end is one that doesn’t sit quite right; however, it is what it is. Justin Thomas recently opened up about the same and, although unsure himself, he ended on an optimistic note.

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Golf – The 2020 Ryder Cup – Whistling Straits, Sheboygan, Wisconsin, U.S. – September 26, 2021 Team USA’s Justin Thomas sprays sparkling wine as he celebrates after winning The Ryder Cup REUTERS/Brian Snyder

JT made an appearance on the No Laying Up podcast as he wraps up another successful season on tour. He discussed his Players Championship win and his experiences on his second Ryder Cup appearance where he went 2-1-1. Moreover, he revealed what Woods is doing to keep himself busy.

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Thomas believes Tiger Woods will at least try for a comeback

Thomas disclosed that when home, he tried to go over and meet Woods 2-3 times a week. Generally, they did so on the pretext of letting their dogs spend some time together. And during these times, said JT, Woods is still the same ‘sarcastic a**hole’ that he always was, much chipper.

However, when asked whether a return to golf was a possibility for the 15-time major champion, JT was unsure. He said, “I don’t know. I mean, I know that he’s going to try. I just I don’t see, I don’t see him ever playing if he can’t play.” He explains by saying that unless Woods regains at least some of his old form again, he is not going to take on the circuit simply for the sake of it.

Speaking realistically and referring to his previous comeback, he adds, “There’s a pretty good chance that that might be the last chance he really ever had… but at the same time, I know how determined he is.”

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Nevertheless, JT said that Woods is grateful to get to spend some quality time and be a father to his children. He said, “After the accident, as long as he can be a dad and be normal with that again, that’s the number one priority and, and the rest is a bonus.”

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Woods has definitely given fans a lifetime’s supply of memories. Do you think it’s time for him to take a backseat and prioritize his personal life?

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Ishita Bhargava

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Ishita Bhargava is a Golf content writer at Essentially Sports. Currently pursuing her undergraduate degree from the Shri Ram College of Commerce, she has a keen interest in sports and fitness. When not playing or watching a sports event, Ishita can be seen spending time with her pets or binge-watching.

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