US Open: Rory McMillro congratulates Justin Thomas on “doing his best on PGA tour” | Golf News – NewsRaiser

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Justin Thomas says he is upset about the recent events surrounding LIV Golf and reiterated his desire to continue playing on the PGA Tour.

Justin Thomas says he is upset about the recent events surrounding LIV Golf and reiterated his desire to continue playing on the PGA Tour.

Justin Thomas praised Rory McMilro for the leadership he has shown on the PGA tour in recent weeks.

McLowrey took the “lead” after several PGA Tour players switched to the Saudi-sponsored LIV Invitational Golf Series, with the first event taking place at the Centurion Club in Stolban last week.

The Northern Irishman said he understood why the players were changing, but warned of the dangers of simply chasing money and said the PGA Tour was doing the right thing in stopping the rebels.

He also killed Greg Norman, executive director of the LIV series, after winning the Canadian Open on Sunday, where Thomas had to settle for third place.

Rory McMillro looked to have turned to LIV Golf CEO Greg Norman after beating the Norman PGA Tour with his 21st Canadian Open.

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Rory McMillro looked to have turned to LIV Golf CEO Greg Norman after beating the Norman PGA Tour with his 21st Canadian Open.

Rory McMillro looked to have turned to LIV Golf CEO Greg Norman after beating the Norman PGA Tour with his 21st Canadian Open.

Thomas, 29, who won the PGA Championship last month, thinks many players are looking at the 33-year-old, who now has 21 victories in the PGA Tour.

“I don’t think anyone is doing better, acting more humbly and more rooted in what he has done and who he is,” said Thomas, who has 15 PGA Tour wins.

“I hope so [the guys look up to him]. I know he has done much more than I have. He’s been here longer. He is more successful.

Thomas embraces McMilro after the Northern Ireland wins the Canadian Open

Thomas embraces McMilro after the Northern Ireland wins the Canadian Open

“I remember being a beginner and moving to Jupiter, and he was at the Bear Club. Being the kind of person I want to learn, I approached him and said, hey, I’d like to play someday, I came and he’s like any time and gave me his number, and we hit it. . We are very similar personalities.

“I think I really think other people should look like him. I do it in some ways. There are definitely other parts that he’s still a competitor of and someone I’m trying to beat, but there are still a lot of things he’s like. the leader is doing very well and I think he is very honest, just like me.

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“I won’t sit here and give an answer to the computer or just say something to maybe please someone. If you feel a certain way, you think you have to say it.

“He’s doing it, and he’s doing it for the best reasons, and he hopes it will be the best for the PGA tour.”

Thomas won his second PGA Championship in May

Thomas won his second PGA Championship in May

“You have to love what you do”

Thomas was also asked for advice by any young golfer who dreams of playing a PGA tour in the future.

He said: “I think my father said it best. I would talk to him not only about everything that happens in golf, but about everything that happens in the world. I think my dad is a very old school guy, he just liked it. He worked 80 hours a week as a club pro, and he stopped the cart in the morning, closed the store in the afternoon, and was the first to say he ‘s not making money, but I like to work.

“You have to love what you do, that’s what I’m saying. There is no amount of money you can get if you don’t like or appreciate what you are actually doing, the amount of money you have – you will always be miserable, you will still not take advantage. to.

“While you may be in a bigger house or a more beautiful car, that doesn’t mean your life will be better.

“I think that’s what’s very important for juniors, and everyone who grows up has to be passionate and play for the right reasons and just want to improve, strive for it and keep working on it.”

Thomas is disappointed with those who turned their back on the PGA tour but acknowledged their freedom to do so

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Thomas is disappointed with those who turned their back on the PGA tour but acknowledged their freedom to do so

Thomas is disappointed with those who turned their back on the PGA tour but acknowledged their freedom to do so

US Open ‘is hard work’

Thomas is looking forward to the challenge for the third major title when he plays for the US Open in Brooklyn Country Club this week, but admits he is facing a tough week.

“You always know the US Open is hard work,” he added. “That’s why I like it. I think that’s why a lot of guys like it. It’s one of the few times a year when more is played for and there is a good score. Leading the ball will be very important this week.

“In my opinion, like any major tournament, especially the US Open, encryption, retrieval and equalization can be a generator of momentum.”

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