Justin Thomas 'Horrified' After Seeing Tiger Woods' Leg Post-Crash

The former World No.1 described the moment he saw Tiger Woods' injured leg

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Justin Thomas said he was "horrified" after seeing Tiger Woods' leg following the 15-time Major winner's car crash last February.

The two have a close friendship and live close to each other in Jupiter, Florida. Thomas was one of a number of tour players to visit Woods at his house after the horrific accident last year that left him needing a rod inserted into his leg and screws and pins placed into his foot and ankle.

Woods told reporters at Augusta National this week that they'd have been horrified to have seen the state of his leg after the crash and said that some of his peers had been round to his home and seen it. "Horrified is definitely something I would say," Thomas said in agreement.

"Obviously I think the world of the guy, and I'm sure y'all are in the same boat," he said after his second round at Augusta. "If he is playing, he is the GOAT. He is going to play great, but he actually does it. It's like, wow, it's unbelievable.

"I'm pumped for him. I'm happy for him. I've seen how hard he has worked and seen all the things he has done behind the scenes. Yeah, it's very, very impressive for him to make the cut and be playing as well as he is."

Thomas played all of his Masters practice rounds with Woods and Fred Couples as well as an Augusta practice round with Tiger and Charlie Woods in the week leading up to The Masters. He also partnered Woods at the 2019 Presidents Cup at Royal Melbourne. He equalled the low round of the week on Friday at The Masters with a five-under-par 67 to get him to one-under after 36 holes.

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Elliott Heath
Elliott Heath

Elliott Heath is our Senior Staff Writer and has been with Golf Monthly since early 2016. He graduated in Sports Journalism in 2016 and currently manages the Golf Monthly news, courses and travel sections as well as our large Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages. Elliott has interviewed some huge names in the golf world including Sergio Garcia, Thomas Bjorn, Bernd Wiesberger and Scotty Cameron as well as a number of professionals on the DP World and PGA Tours. He has also covered the 2022 Masters from Augusta National as well as three Open Championships including at Carnoustie in 2018 when he was inside the ropes with Tiger Woods. He has played 31 of our Top 100 golf courses, with his favourites being both Sunningdales, Woodhall Spa, Old Head and Alwoodley. He currently plays at West Byfleet Golf Club in Surrey, where his handicap index floats anywhere between 4-6. His golfing highlight is making albatross on the 9th hole on the Hotchkin Course at Woodhall Spa, and he has made one hole-in-one.

Elliott is currently playing:

Driver: Honma TR20

3 wood: TaylorMade SIM2 Max

2 iron: Mizuno MP-18 MMC Fli-Hi

Irons: Mizuno MP5 4-PW

Wedges: Cleveland RTX ZipCore 50, 54, 58

Putter: Odyssey White Hot OG #5

Ball: Titleist Pro V1x