When asked about potentially playing the Masters this fall on an appearance on SiriusXM’s Gravy and the Sleeze on PGA Tour Radio, Justin Thomas made one thing clear: He’ll play Augusta National under any circumstance.
“I do not care when we play, how we play, if I have to play left-handed or with one club, I don’t care,” said Thomas. “I will play any time of year whenever we need to play, I love that place.
“Whenever it can be played, if it can be, I’ll be there and be ready and happy about it.”
Just give the 12-time PGA Tour winner a little bit of a heads-up first. He hasn’t been working on his game too much during the coronavirus break in tournament play.
“As soon as the last announcement came out that we’re done for at least two months, there’s only so many times you can go out and repeat something,” Thomas said of his lack of practice over the last two weeks. “So (he and his dad) felt like for us to go out to the range and spend 3-4 hours trying to find something in my swing that wasn’t there, just because we felt like we needed to, wasn’t really productive.”
In lieu of practice, the 26-year-old is trying to get in better shape and sleep. In fact, the most recent practice he’s had was on the wrong side of the ball.
Thomas and his good friend and fellow pro Rickie Fowler played a left-handed match last week, with Fowler besting his buddy by seven shots with an impressive 94. The two teed it up – from the men’s tees, not the tips – at Michael Jordan’s exclusive Grove XXIII.
After the two shared their match information, along with a few swings, on social media, Brooks Koepka and Dustin Johnson chimed in with some lefty talent of their own.
“It kind of pissed me off they could both fly it 290 in the air left-handed,” Thomas joked.
“In terms of actually belonging to a course and wanting to get better, the facilities are great. It’s very training-specific,” Thomas said of his time as a member at Jordan’s club. “So if I go out there and practice, which is something I like to do, I know if I go out there and want to work on my putting from a certain distance, I can. If I want to work on my irons from 125-175, I can do that. I really feel like I can improve my game a lot there.”
“I want to be strictly PGA Tour. I love what I do,” Thomas said of the PGL. “The fact of the matter is we can choose where we play, we pick tournaments, the courses we like and we can go there. That’s huge.”
“We play unbelievable places for unbelievable amounts of money with unbelievable fields and fans, yeah there’s always things that can improve and the Tour and Jay is doing an unbelievable job of improving it,” he continued. “But I’m pretty content with what’s going on.”