Justin Thomas tells Will Zalatoris' mentor to "show some class"

PGA Tour pro Justin Thomas picked up on comments made by Will Zalatoris' mentor Scott Fawcett after he claimed the FedEx St. Jude Championship.

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Tue, 16 Aug 2022
Justin Thomas tells Will Zalatoris' mentor to "show some class"

If you didn't know, PGA Tour pro Justin Thomas is an avid social media user. 

Just like Max Homa, he's usually there in the comments to post a dry and witty remark, never taking himself too seriously. 

One thing with social media is that although posts can be deleted, they are rarely forgotten. Screen grabs can often come back to bite you, too. 

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Over the weekend, Thomas was likely thrilled to bits to see another PGA Tour loyalist, Will Zalatoris, claim his maiden victory TPC Southwind. 

Zalatoris overcame Sepp Straka in an electric three-hole playoff at the FedEx St. Jude Championship. 

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It included him contemplating playing an almightily difficult shot before he was convinced by his new caddie to go to the drop zone. 

Moments later he was a PGA Tour winner. As you can imagine, his camp would have been simply over the moon. 

One member of his team is Scott Fawcett, who is the 25-year-old's mentor. Fawcett picked up on some comments during NBC's broadcast. 

Those comments came from Dan Hicks and former PGA Tour player and putting supremo Brad Faxon about Zalatoris. 

Zalatoris, if you weren't aware, has had his fair share of social media trolls over his putting stroke.

He later admitted that it was his haters and NBA player Steph Curry who inspired his emotional reaction after draining a huge putt at the 72nd hole.

Fawcett's foul-mouthed comments included him telling Hicks to "f*** off". He added in the post: "Zalatoris has the best speed control on tour so he f***ing earned it you d***." 

Blimey!

They were swiftly deleted but Thomas picked up on them. 

He posted this:

Interestingly, Fawcett later claimed that Thomas, 29, had been asked by Faxon to get involved. 

"Fax and I do not text," Thomas wrote, before claiming another Tour player directed him to the posts. 

Zalatoris has worked with Fawcett for quite a long time. He has previously spoken favourably about his impact. 

Last week was the first time Zalatoris played without his long-time caddie Ryan Goble. 

Despite saying that he and Goble remain good friends, Zalatoris later admitted it was time for them to part ways. 

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