Justin Thomas OWNS Tiger Woods when playing together on the PGA Tour
Sure, it was funny when Tiger Woods trolled Justin Thomas earlier this week, letting Thomas and everyone know that Woods had out-driven him on the par-5 11th at Albany in the Bahamas.
Woods doesn’t always get the chance to be genuinely funny. But when it comes to what really matters — making the fewest strokes — Thomas has Woods beat. And badly.
Of the 12 times Woods and Thomas have played together on the PGA Tour, Thomas has never lost to Woods. Ten wins, two ties. Zero losses. Ten Thomas victories. Once more for the people in the back: Ten, oh and two!
When playing against Woods, somehow, Thomas has lifted his game to another level, with an insane scoring average of 68.75 compared to Woods’ 71.42. That is inclusive of Thomas’ first round triumph this week, using six birdies to shoot 69 while Woods carved out a sloppy 72.
Is 12 rounds enough to qualify as a trend? Probably, but we’ll find out even more Friday when they play together again. Woods evened things out with a second round 66 Thursday, putting himself in position to play with Thomas again.
According to bookmakers, it’s largely a toss-up, but Bovada has Thomas listed as a -125 favorite over Woods (-105) for the third round.
More than anything, someone needs to inform Thomas of his streak before it ends. When it comes to bragging rights on the PGA Tour, we’ve learned that Woods basically always has the trump card. This would be a nice one for Thomas to maintain.
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