Justin Thomas continued his year-plus-long hot streak on Monday night after his Alabama Crimson Tide beat the Georgia Bulldogs in an OT thriller during college football’s National Championship game. But it was what happened after the game that even he couldn’t believe.
“I called coach [Nick] Saban to leave him a voicemail yesterday, and he actually answered, which I couldn’t believe,” said Thomas on Wednesday at the Sony Open.
Naturally, when you’re player of the year AND a major champion AND your alma mater wins a national title, you call the coach to wish him congratulations.
“I just told him unbelievable. He’s a legend. To make that decision on the biggest stage where, if it doesn’t work out, the criticism he’s going to get from that, not only from everybody else, but from the university, from the players. There’s a reason he’s, probably the best college football coach of all time.”
As for a little side action, Thomas is paired with UGA alum Kevin Kisner for the first and second round … and you can bet he enjoyed this:
— PGA TOUR (@PGATOUR) January 12, 2018