Maybe Justin Thomas was just being a good guy or maybe he was looking for a little good karma (hat tip to Emiliano Grillo). Either way, he let an 11-year-old boy hit a shot with his golf club during a Tuesday practice round at the 3M Open — and it resulted in one of the best shots hit with any of his clubs all year. Sorry, Justin. But really just a slight exaggeration there.
It has been a struggle for JT this season. So much so that he may be on the outs for the Ryder Cup and he’s currently outside the number for the FedEx Cup Playoffs. Which is the only reason why he’s in Minnesota this week, and why he added next week’s Wyndham Championship to his schedule.
But maybe things will turn around for him thanks to … Tommy? Thomas plucked this kid out of the gallery and let him under the ropes on Tuesday. And despite having to grip wayyyy down on an iron, he stuck one to 10 feet, much to the amazement of Thomas and everyone else in the group. Have a look:
During his practice round, @JustinThomas34 brought in 11-year-old Tommy inside the ropes to hit a shot.
— PGA TOUR (@PGATOUR) July 25, 2023
Talk about seizing the moment and coming up clutch! Maybe Zach Johnson should consider a captain’s pick on Tommy! It’s not the best angle, but you can hear the reaction from everyone as Tommy got high-fives all around, including from JT. And he took a photo with the two-time major champ shortly after:
— TPC Twin Cities (@tpctwincities) July 25, 2023
Aww. You love to see it. And golf fans would love to see JT start hitting more shots to 10-feet as well. And back on Team USA. And, well, this cool moment can’t hurt.