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Tiger Woods Low-Key Leaves Best Bud Justin Thomas High and Dry as Charlie Woods Takes Up the PGA Tour Icon’s Attention Ahead the Ryder Cup

Published 09/26/2023, 10:38 PM EDT

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The Ryder Cup is just around the corner, and the golf world is on high alert as the two teams prepare themselves to duke it out on the course. But Tiger Woods, currently on a hiatus from the sport, has his mind set elsewhere, or more specifically, on his prodigal son, none other than Charlie Woods.

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But as the legend of the game focuses on his kids’ future, there is one person whom he might have forgotten to pay attention to: his close friend Justin Thomas. One can’t help but imagine the GOAT leaving his bud and Ryder Cup player high and dry as he helps his son out on the course!

Is Tiger Woods focusing on Charlie Woods and not Justin Thomas?


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The friendship between Woods and Thomas has made news many times and is very well known in the golf community. Forming a relationship with the 15X major winner is an achievement on its own. And the 30-year-old has managed to do just that as he became someone close to a younger brother to his American counterpart.

But, as recent events allude, it would not be wrong to mention how the Hall of Famer has abandoned everything else to carry the bags for his 14-year-old son.


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Despite suffering many health concerns over the past two years, the 47-year-old has been successfully caddying for his son during the many tournaments, including the Last Chance Florida Regional (Boys), that ended a little while back. Moreover, his involvement has proven to be a success, as the young golfer won the 14–15 division to qualify for the Notah Begay III Junior Golf National Championship at Coushatta.

But for Thomas, it might seem like the 82-time PGA Tour champ is not paying any attention to him. The 2X major winner had received a lot of flak for being picked as a wildcard by Zach Johnson. But he failed to see many of his peers in the game standing up for the golfer, including his ‘good friend’. Moreover, in one of his recent press releases, JT did not mention anything regarding the 2019 Masters Tournament champ.

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Nevertheless, even as Charlie Woods takes center stage for the GOAT, this has not stopped other professionals and ex-golfers, including the 83-year-old legend of the game, from standing up for the Ryder Cup star.

Not Tiger Woods, JT receives support from another golf legend


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Despite Thomas’ winless streak in 2023, the Team USA skipper decided to pick him as a captain’s pick for the biennial competition. This led to severe backlash from the golf world, but a bit of support as well. Lee Trevino, an 83-year-old ex-golfer, pointed out how Thomas was picked because of his age and experience, not to mention his on-course compatibility with golf buddy Jordan Spieth.

Moreover, Trevino was vocal about the stellar career that the 30-year-old boasts despite having a rough year. Nevertheless, the ex-pro mentioned the number of wins that the Ryder Cup player has in his PGA Tour career, including the two majors, as a crucial factor in his selection.


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Whether ZJ’s pick and the golf veteran’s appraisal prove fruitful for the American side remains to be seen. Only time will tell whether Thomas can get back to form in the Ryder Cup.

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Written by:

Allan Abe


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Allan Abe is a fresh golf writer at EssentiallySports. Tiger Woods was the golfer who inspired him into the sport, and he lives by what the legend once said, "No matter how good your get, you can always get better." Allan extends his love for golf by indulging in a little gaming in his free time, with PGA Tour 2K21 being his go to.
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Sheldon Pereira