- Justin Thomas had some fun with some golf fans after dinner in Atlanta.
- JT purposefully talked loudly about Phil Mickelson to confuse the fans.
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Phil Mickelson will be at the Ryder Cup at Whistling Straits at the end of September, but not as a player. Lefty will be a vice-captain for Team USA, but that didn’t keep Justin Thomas from playing a prank on some golf fans about Mickelson making the team.
JT joined PGA Tour Radio earlier this week and explained that he and the rest of Team USA’s automatic qualifiers went to a team dinner in downtown Atlanta during Tour Championship week.
While leaving the restaurant with Bryson DeChambeau and Collin Morikawa, the trio passed a group of people who shouted “good luck this week, guys.” This is when Thomas decided to have his fun with the fans.
As they passed the group of fans, Thomas said rather loudly to DeChambeau and Morikawa “I can’t believe we’re picking Phil! What do you guys think about that?”
.@stevestricker hosted a dinner in Atlanta for the guys who qualified for @RyderCupUSA. JT saw the opportunity to mess with some folks and HAD to do it.@JustinThomas34 | @ColtKnost | @thesleezyman | @b_dechambeau | @collin_morikawa | #RyderCup | pic.twitter.com/yNnJsbHXyL
— SiriusXM PGA Tour Radio (@SiriusXMPGATOUR) September 7, 2021
“I couldn’t help myself,” Thomas said. “I said it loud enough for them to hear … and all six of them turned around and looked at us, and I’m like, I really hope that that’s on the internet by tomorrow. I couldn’t help it; it was just sitting on a tee for me and I couldn’t let it go.”
Ah, yes, that’s the good stuff from JT.
U.S. captain Steve Stricker made his team official on Wednesday, and Mickelson was not a surprise pick. Stricker selected Daniel Berger, Jordan Spieth, Tony Finau, Scottie Scheffler, Xander Schauffele, and Harris English as his six captain’s picks.