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Golf is a funny old game with even the professionals sometimes struggling to master it. At St Andrews, and The 150th Open Championship, that was on full display, as Justin Thomas stone-cold topped one at the iconic 18th on Thursday.
Following the relatable shot, the two-time Major winner was coming to the end of his round on Friday, when he was faced with the same tee shot. This time around though, Thomas middled his driver, causing playing partner, Shane Lowry, to come out with a hilarious quip that led to an even funnier reaction from Thomas.
Watch the hilarious video below. Warning, contains some strong language.
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Striking his tee shot on one of the biggest fairways in golf, Thomas caught his drive sweetly, with 2019 Open Champion, Lowry, going: "Most improved anyway," in relation to his tee shot on Thursday.
JT's response? Well, in four simple words, the American chuckled before saying "shut the f**k up." As the pair walked off the 18th, the moment was picked up on hot mic, with Twitter users also finding the exchange rather humorous.
As they holed out, both took to Twitter to comment on the tweet from No Laying Up, with Lowry commenting a couple of laughing emojis before tagging Thomas. After being tagged, Thomas replied: "Too good. I have the cover (number) on the burn off 18 if you need it at all this week!"
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Matt joined Golf Monthly in February 2021 covering weekend news, before also transitioning to equipment and testing. After freelancing for Golf Monthly and The PGA for 18 months, he was offered a full-time position at the company in October 2022 and continues to cover weekend news and social media, as well as help look after Golf Monthly’s many buyers’ guides and equipment reviews.
Taking up the game when he was just seven years of age, Matt made it into his county squad just a year later and continues to play the game at a high standard, with a handicap of around 2-4. To date, his best round came in 2016, where he shot a six-under-par 66 having been seven-under through nine holes. He currently plays at Witney Lakes in Oxfordshire and his favourite player is Rory McIlroy, despite nearly being struck by his second shot at the 17th during the 2015 BMW PGA Championship.
Matt’s current What’s In The Bag?
Driver: Honma TW747, 8.75°
Fairway Wood: TaylorMade Rocketballz Stage 2, 15°, 19°
Hybrid: Adams Super Hybrid, 22°
Irons: Mizuno MP54, 5-PW
Wedges: Cleveland 588 RTX 2.0 Tour Satin, 50°, 56°, 60°
Putter: Cleveland TFI 2135 Satin Cero
Ball: Titleist Pro V1x
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