Justin Thomas offers hilarious (!) ex-girlfriend Ryder Cup analogy

Justin Thomas intrigued the media with a bizarre ex-girlfriend analogy when discussing his call-up to the 2023 Ryder Cup team.

Justin Thomas offers hilarious (!) ex-girlfriend Ryder Cup analogy

Justin Thomas offered an hilarious ex-girlfriend analogy as he explained the 'brutal' wait to find out if he was going to get picked for the Ryder Cup.

For some, Thomas was a surprise inclusion in Zach Johnson's U.S. team that will head to Rome in a few weeks' time. 

The 15-time PGA Tour winner is in the field at this week's Fortinet Championship to get in some much-needed reps ahead of the contest. 

Other than clearing up some rumours about his father and swing coach Mike, Thomas also opened up on what it was like with his Ryder Cup fate very much in the balance. 

Thomas was clearly nervous about whether or not he would be chosen after a poor end to the FedEx Cup season saw him miss out on the playoffs for the first time in his career.

Three missed cuts in his last five starts of the season looked likely to have condemned Thomas to watching the Ryder Cup from his sofa at home, but thankfully, Johnson had other ideas.

With in-form players like Keegan Bradley and Cam Young seemingly having played well enough to earn selection, things weren't looking good for Thomas.

However, seeing through his recent poor form and instead opting to trust in his Ryder Cup pedigree, Johnson surprised many by opting to go with the two-time PGA Championship winner.

When questioned about his inclusion, Johnson was quick to defend JT, referring to him as the 'heart and soul' of the team.

Discussing the emotions he was going through while waiting for the call from Johnson, Thomas said:

"It was brutal, I told Zach after the fact that I compared it to like if you had an ex-girlfriend that you were trying to find any excuse you could to reach out to them to get in contact, that's pretty much how I felt like with Zach.
"I understood it wasn’t going to be something where I text him and he's like, 'Hey, just to let you know, we're at like a 60 percent.' No, that's not what I was looking for in any way, shape or form. It's very tough when you can't do anything about it."

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Thomas' excellent Ryder Cup record of 6-2-1 was a big factor in his selection, and Johnson will hope that childhood friend and former Ryder Cup partner Jordan Spieth can spark inspiration into his old pal's game. 

Thomas added: 

"I did put a lot of pressure on myself to make this team because it means so much to me.
"But it was a valuable learning experience for me. I'll use it going forward. You can want something too badly, and there's times this season I did. I'm very, very fortunate to be here."

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