Justin Thomas tweeted his disapproval of the PGA Tour's lack of coverage of the Korn Ferry Tour Qualifying Tournament's Final Stage, which ended up going into a Monday finish due to bad weather on Sunday.
Fresh off finishing solo third at the World Wide Technology at Mayakoba on the PGA Tour on Sunday, the World No.6 clearly wanted to stick his feet up on Monday afternoon and watch the stars of tomorrow do battle for exempt status on the main circuit in 2022.
I really wish the final round of @KornFerryTour Q school was on TV…. Seems like a giant missed opportunity for great drama/storylines/potential studs coming out soon— Justin Thomas (@JustinThomas34) November 8, 2021
"I really wish the final round of the Korn Ferry Tour Q School was on TV.... seems like a giant missed opportunity for great drama / storylines / potential studs coming out soon," tweeted Thomas.
It is unknown as to whether Thomas knew there was a 'Featured Group' (comprising his good pal Michael Visacki, Kyle Westmoreland and Leandro Marelli) being streamed, but either way, he clearly wasn't best pleased.
There was also some brief coverage of the final day on Golf Channel's website for US viewers, as pointed out in some of the responses.
Here's how a number of golf fans reacted to JT's tweet:
Man you ain’t lyin. Unfortunately the majority of golf coverage decisions are made through this myopic/antiquated corporate lens, and justified through the “contract ties hands” excuse. I know there are bill paying realities, but it’s just lazy/risk adverse/lacking creativity.— Andrew Goldberg (@A_R_Goldberg) November 8, 2021
@GolfChannel is a complete failure across the board. Nearly every event they miss parts/ entire thing. It's unbelievable it still exists.— Neal Thiebault (@NThiebault) November 8, 2021
If only there was a channel dedicated to golf.— Andy Nesbitt (@anezbitt) November 8, 2021
It's on NBC sports..watching it now— Tim Gentry (@tgentry3) November 8, 2021
I mean this tweet is a tad extreme. This past weekends events was broadcasted delightfully. Talk about overreaction Monday— A-A Ron (@Detroit_BC) November 8, 2021
JT is one of us. pic.twitter.com/o1OsXOWmhK— Joe Elwell (@justjoedesign) November 8, 2021
Almost as if the @PGATOUR don’t know what they’re doing, or listen to golf fans about what they want to see.— Tom Allen (@SportsPunditTom) November 8, 2021
The Korn Ferry Tour Qualifying Tournament’s Final Stage determines which players earn guaranteed starts for the 2022 Korn Ferry Tour season.
- The medalist (and ties) receives fully exempt status for 2022
- Finishers 2-10 (and ties) are guaranteed entry into the first 12 events of the 2022 Korn Ferry Tour season
- Finishers 11-40 (and ties) are guaranteed entry into the first eight events of the 2022 Korn Ferry Tour season
- The remainder of the field receives conditional status for 2022