PGA Tour player Michael Visacki has endeared himself to the golf world this season and now Justin Thomas has given him another big break.
According to Rick Gehman, the founder of RickRunGood.com and the host of the First Cut Podcast, Thomas has given Visacki a chunk of his own money to allow the American to pursue his career on the PGA Tour and play at more events.
At the end of April, Visacki gained thousands of new fans when he was filmed ringing his dad to tell him that he had qualified for the Valspar Championship, which was won by Sam Burns.
Unfortunately for Visacki, he missed the cut at the Copperhead Course on 3-over-par. Visacki was also given an exemption for the Charles Schwab Challenge this week after he received a phone call from Mr Schwab himself.
Visacki is a popular figure on the PGA Tour and he has clearly left his mark on many of the players, as Thomas has shown that he is willing to offer him help to have more opportunities.
Stories like this are extremely heartwarming because we all know that becoming a professional and competitive golfer can be a brutally tough task and Visacki is proving that hard work and a great attitude will always go far.
Golf fans reacted to Thomas' heartwarming gesture:
Always pleasant when a guy with money shares it like that.. how many watches and cars does a fellow really need.— Scott Chambers (@chambersjscott) May 30, 2021
More like this please!!
these are the type of stories we need to build up and share more often. great heart @JustinThomas34— Joshua Brunson (@JoshuaBrunson17) May 30, 2021
How frigin cool is JT? In addition to being a phenomenal golfers; dude just made big points with all the fan and 2nd tier pros...— Brian (@Golfsalesguy) May 30, 2021
It's not cuts made, but the friends you make along the way— pancholefty (@Pancholefty76) May 30, 2021
Good for him (both of them actually), paying it forward. Hopefully this type of thing goes on more often than we’re all aware— Old Muppet In The Balcony (@OldBalcony) May 30, 2021