Tiger Woods is unable to play in this year’s Masters, as he continues to recover from his serious car accident, but he’s still a part of the conversation at Augusta National.
“I went over and saw him a couple of times last week and tried to go over a couple times during the week whenever I’m home and see him,” Thomas said. “We texted Friday morning, and he said it’s kind of starting to set in. He’s bummed he’s not here playing practice rounds with us, and we hate it, too.”
Thomas isn’t the only star golfer talking about Woods this week. Rory McIlroy, another friend of Tiger, told an epic story on Tuesday.
Holy Tiger story from Rory. Wow. pic.twitter.com/9CstAt30f7
— Riggs (@RiggsBarstool) April 6, 2021
That’s a pretty awesome story – and a great insight into Woods’ mindset. He cared so, so much about winning major championships that it probably made it easier to win the non-majors.
Of course, you would also need a massive trophy room to display all of his trophies.
He has like multiples of most of them. Seriously he has like 40 duplicates. How many API, Farmers open, and WGC trophies do you need on display.
— Chris Walsh (@cdwnaz) April 7, 2021
Still, it’s fun to see players like Rory and Justin talking about Tiger. He’s clearly made a massive impact on the younger generation.
Rory McIlroy has been to visit Tiger Woods and that has given added motivation to succeed this week 💪
— Sky Sports News (@SkySportsNews) April 7, 2021
Hopefully we’ll get to see Tiger back on the course competing against players like Rory and Justin soon.
The first round of The Masters is set to begin on Thursday morning.