Former PGA Tour player turned golf broadcaster Colt Knost has made a wild bet with a fan over how Justin Thomas will fare at the 2023 Ryder Cup.
Thomas was selected by U.S. skipper as a wildcard despite having one of his worst seasons on tour.
The 30-year-old missed cuts at three of the four majors and didn't reach the FedEx Cup playoffs for the first time in his career.
Knost kicked off a debate on social media, writing:
Lots of people debating the JT pick! The dude is a beast. 16-5-3 in team competition. Look over at the other side, Ian Poulter has been a captains pick in his last 4 Ryder Cups! Didn’t make it on points and no one ever questioned it! Why? Bc he is a beast in team events!!!— Colt Knost (@ColtKnost) August 29, 2023
Here's where things got interesting as @youngkuch asked if he would be willing to wager on JT not earning a single point at all for Team USA.
Ladies and gentlemen we have ourselves a bet.
There is of course one stipulation, though, and that is the tattoo cannot be anywhere on the face or neck.
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"I'm very, very fortunate to be here"
For his part Thomas knows he is a lucky boy to have been selected.
He opened up on his struggles this year after missing the cut at the 151st Open.
Thomas spoke of how he remembered reporters were sheepishly looking around with facial expressions suggesting who was going to be the first to ask about his Ryder Cup chances.
With Team USA now complete, who do we think will win the Ryder Cup?— GolfMagic (@GolfMagic) August 29, 2023
What do you make about JT's chances in Rome? Will he be the heart and soul of Team USA once again or has Johnson made a mistake?
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