Justin Thomas throws shade at LIV Golf competitors over Ryder Cup comment

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Justin Thomas JP McManus appeared to shadow LIV Golf competitors Talor Gooch and Patrick Reed on Monday with remarks about feeling close to the Pro-Am Ryder Cup.

JP McManus Pro-Am Getting Next Open Championship, the final Golf Major of the season, which will take place later this month. It is also being held at Adare Manor, Ireland, which will also be the venue for the 2027 Ryder Cup.

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Justin Thomas during the JP McManus Pro-Am at Adare Manor Golf Club in Adare, Limerick.
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“What it is today and what this weekend and week have been, I’m just blown away. It’s going to be impeccable. The golf course is beautiful, it looks like it’s great for spectators,” Thomas said. golf channel, “I mean, it seems pretty close to a Ryder Cup today.”

While on the surface Thomas’ remarks may seem benign enough, it appears he was mocking Gooch, who made a similar remark about LIV Golf’s first American tournament at the Pumpkin Ride over the weekend.

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Justin Thomas during the first day of the JP McManus Pro-Am in Adare, Limerick.

Justin Thomas during the first day of the JP McManus Pro-Am in Adare, Limerick.
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Gooch compared the atmosphere at the LIV golf event to that of the Ryder Cup and President’s Cup, although he did not appear in either tournament.

“I haven’t played the Ryder Cup or the President’s Cup, but I can’t imagine there’s much of a difference,” he said on Saturday. “It was as good as it gets. We’ve been saying it all week. The energy is just different, it’s awesome.”

Gooch, Reid and their Four Aces squad won the team portion of the tournament.

Reid continued: “Just seeing how power and how everyone was getting pumped. It felt like I was playing a team event at events like the Ryder Cup, the President’s Cup and the like, where everyone is on the bus. “

Talor Gooch fists bumps into a fan during the LIV Golf Invitational at Pumpkin Ridge Golf Club on July 2, 2022 in North Ground, Oregon - Portland.

Talor Gooch fists bumps into a fan during the LIV Golf Invitational at Pumpkin Ridge Golf Club on July 2, 2022 in North Ground, Oregon – Portland.
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