En route to his 14th career PGA Tour title at The PLAYERS Championship, Justin Thomas absolutely blistered the final 11 holes at TPC Sawgrass.
While his four-hole charge on Nos. 9-12 – birdie-birdie-eagle-birdie – was the stuff of legends, it was the final set of four where JT clinched the tournament: par-birdie-par-par.
The final hole, in particular, though, Thomas nearly blew it all with a risky “right to left looper” 5-wood off the tee that landed just a few feet from the water’s edge.
Many fans, including yours truly, assumed JT mishit as it seemed too unnecessarily ballsy when leading by one.
But Thomas says he hit it “right where it needed to be hit.”
Tiger Woods, who was watching from Cedars Sinai in L.A., was not buying what JT was selling, though.
“He [Tiger] told me that I toed my tee shot on 18, which I didn’t,” said Thomas, ahead of the WGC-Dell Match Play.
“I hit it right in the middle, I just overturned it a little bit. But he’s adamant that I toed it. But I made sure to remind him that I didn’t. It was right where I needed to be.”
Here’s the video. (The replay of JT’s 18th hole tee shot is the third slide.)
Watch: JT Discusses Final Tee Shot on No. 18 at TPC Sawgrass
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