The Incredible Tiger Woods Moment That Inspired Justin Thomas to Become a Professional Golfer

Published 12/13/2021, 4:30 PM EST


Justin Thomas is one of the most prominent golfers on the PGA Tour. He has won 14 PGA Tours and a major championship in his career so far. An absolute fan-favorite, he turned pro in 2013 and has been a dominating force since then. 

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Notably, JT comes from a golfing family. His grandfather and father both played golf and hence, the game came naturally to Thomas. However, Justin Thomas started dreaming of becoming a Tour pro after witnessing an incredible Tiger Woods moment. 

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The Tiger Woods moment that inspired Justin Thomas to make it to the PGA Tour

Justin Thomas came from a golfing family and had enough support and inspiration. However, it was Tiger Woods who inspired him to make it to the PGA Tour. Tiger’s aura was such that he attracted everyone who witnessed his game, including JT as well. 

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According to Golf Digest, Justin Thomas started dreaming of making it to the PGA Tour after attending Tiger Woods’ win in the 2000 PGA at Valhalla. Back then, Justin was just 7-years old, but the impact that Tiger’s performance had on him was incredible. Notably, it also states that JT has a VHS tape of that tournament, and he has watched it over 50 times. 

AUGUSTA, GA – APRIL 12: Tiger Woods of the United States watches his tee shot on the first hole during the final round of the 2015 Masters Tournament at Augusta National Golf Club on April 12, 2015 in Augusta, Georgia. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

He says it motivated him to put in the work and make it to the same stage one day. Undoubtedly, Justin can be proud as he has not only made it to the PGA Tour but is also one of the top players currently in the world. 

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Speaking of the past, Tiger Woods had an incredible time as he remained -18 for that event. However, Bob May chased him and finished with the same score. But in the playoffs, Tiger made sure that he didn’t let go of his chance and won his third major championship. 

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Amey Kulkarni

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Amey Kulkarni is a Golf writer at EssentiallySports. He is currently pursuing his Bachelor’s degree in mass media from HR College, Mumbai. Before joining EssentiallySports he used to write articles on Golf and Cricket on his personal blog cricgolf.

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