Justin Thomas Tears Up After Hearing News of Tiger Woods’ Crash

Tiger Woods and Justin Thomas
Tiger Woods and Justin Thomas walk the first hole during the final round of the Hero World Challenge at Albany on Dec 07, 2019 in Nassau, Bahamas. Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images

World No. 3 Justin Thomas fought back tears after learning the news of Tiger Woods’ car accident in Los Angeles on Tuesday.

Thomas, who is in Bradenton Florida for the WGC-Workday Championship at The Concession, is one of Woods’ closest friends on the PGA Tour after the icon took him under his wing back in 2017. The two are often paired together in opening rounds of tournaments and are said to hang out off the course as well.

The 27-year old star heard about Woods’ car crash about 15 minutes before joining a news conference at The Concession.

Justin Thomas, Tiger Woods, and Rickie Fowler
Justin Thomas, Tiger Woods, and Rickie Fowler during a birthday party for Woods in December 2018. Credit: Thomas’ Instagram

“I’m sick to my stomach,” said Thomas, who began to tear up. “It hurts to see one of your closest friends get in an accident. Man, I just hope he’s all right. I just worry for his kids, you know. I’m sure they’re struggling.”

Woods, 45, required the “jaws of life” in order to be extricated from the rolled-over vehicle. He is reported to be in surgery after sustaining injuries on both legs.

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