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
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Elliott Heath is our News Editor and has been with Golf Monthly since early 2016 after graduating with a degree in Sports Journalism. He manages the Golf Monthly news, features, courses and travel sections as well as our large Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages. He covered the 2022 Masters from Augusta National as well as four Open Championships on-site including the 150th at St Andrews. His first Open was in 2017 at Royal Birkdale, when he walked inside the ropes with Jordan Spieth during the Texan's memorable Claret Jug triumph. He has played 35 of our Top 100 golf courses, with his favourites being both Sunningdales, Woodhall Spa, Western Gailes, Old Head and Turnberry. He has been obsessed with the sport since the age of 8 and currently plays at West Byfleet Golf Club in Surrey, where his handicap index floats anywhere between 2-5. His golfing highlights are making albatross on the 9th hole on the Hotchkin Course at Woodhall Spa, shooting an under-par round, playing in the Aramco Team Series on the Ladies European Tour and making his one and only hole-in-one at the age of 15 - a long time ago now!

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