The PGA Tour’s social media account couldn’t resist taking a cheeky shot at Justin Thomas ahead of the Ryder Cup. The post, which has since been deleted, highlighted Thomas’ poor season on the PGA Tour and his failure to qualify for the FedEx Playoffs for the first time in his career.
Despite his struggles, Team USA captain Zach Johnson chose Thomas as one of his six picks for the Ryder Cup team. Thomas’ impressive record in the tournament, boasting a 6-2-1 record, was likely a key factor in his inclusion.
However, the PGA Tour’s official account on X (formerly known as Twitter) couldn’t resist poking fun at the situation. The post gained over 300k views before being taken down.
Thomas’ inclusion in the team came at the expense of players like Keegan Bradley, who had won two tournaments, including a record-setting performance at the Travelers Championship. Bradley expressed his disappointment at not being chosen, feeling like an outsider within the team.
The Ryder Cup, one of golf’s most prestigious team events, will take place at the Marco Simone Golf and Country Club in Rome, Italy, starting on September 29.
While the PGA Tour’s social media account may have taken a dig at Thomas, it’s important to remember that the Ryder Cup is a unique event where team dynamics and past performances often play a significant role in team selection. Thomas’ previous success in the tournament likely influenced Johnson’s decision, despite his recent struggles.
In the end, it will be up to Thomas and the rest of Team USA to show their worth on the golf course and compete against Team Europe. The Ryder Cup is known for its intense match-play format and spirited competition, making it a must-watch event for golf fans around the world.
As the Ryder Cup approaches, the focus will shift from the controversy surrounding Thomas’ selection to the thrilling golf that awaits us in Rome. Both teams will bring their best players and strategies to the table, creating an atmosphere of excitement and anticipation for golf fans everywhere.
Regardless of past performances or social media banter, the Ryder Cup is a chance for players to showcase their skills on an international stage and represent their respective teams with pride. Let the games begin, and may the best team emerge victorious in this highly anticipated golfing showdown.