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Justin Thomas’ act of kindness to support fellow pro



Justin Thomas’ generosity to aid a fellow tour pro has left golf fans in awe, and may well have provided the feel good story of 2021 in the process.

According to Rick Gehman, the founder of and the host of the First Cut Podcast by CBS Sports, Thomas cut a check from his own pocket at Colonial to help Michael Visacki continue his dream of competing regularly on tour.

Visacki hit the headlines last month when footage of him calling his proud father after qualifying for his first-ever tour event went viral.

Thomas and Visacki played a practice round together last week at the Charles Schwab Challenge. Though neither man has commented on the classy gesture, you can check out the video of JT helping out Visacki below.

Phenomenal from JT!

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Gianni is the Assistant Editor at GolfWRX. He can be contacted at [email protected] Follow him on Twitter @giannimosquito



  1. Fredo

    Jun 10, 2021 at 5:06 pm

    Good job JT…So let’s see, there are 3 Mikes. 1 was the player big Mike, the other was the dad papa Mike, so obviously the 3rd was the caddy skinny Mike who recorded the feel good moment. Take that you keyboard naysayer ?

  2. Paulo

    Jun 2, 2021 at 3:59 am

    Almost like JT is trying to improve his public persona after some scandal . Can’t think why this was filmed…

    • PHJ

      Jun 8, 2021 at 11:37 pm

      Really, bro? JT can’t do this out of the kindness of his heart? It has to be some hidden agenda right? Somebody be jelly.

    • John S Lee

      Jun 8, 2021 at 11:40 pm

      Really guy? JT couldn’t have possibly done this out of the kindness of his heart. There has be some other motive behind this, right?

  3. Skeet Blastinyall

    Jun 1, 2021 at 10:39 pm

    I’d have been impressed to hear this as a rumor rather than “hey film me doing this bro”.

  4. Benseattle

    Jun 1, 2021 at 12:43 am

    “PIP Thirsty.” Ah… yet another useless cynic. Great: the world needs more of those. On a pike.

  5. Thirst Bucket Thom

    May 31, 2021 at 9:34 am

    PIP thirsty.

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19th Hole

Tour pro gets rock “stuck” in club, prompts strange ruling



Kiradech Aphibarnrat embarked on quite the adventure on the par-five 12th hole at Wentworth Golf Club during the third round of the European Tour’s BMW Championship.

The four-time European Tour winner hit his tee shot into a drainage ditch, and elected to play the ball as it was. Aphibarnrat was able to advance the ball close to 10-yards out of the hazard, getting doused by water in the process.

As Aphibarnrat emerged from the hazard, he noticed that there was a stone embedded inside his club. The Thailand native promptly called an official.

The issue was that Aphibarnrat was having difficulty removing the stone from the club, yet according to Rule 4.1a, he was still allowed to use the club for the remainder of the round.

Aphibarnrat still managed to par the hole as part of a third round two-over par 72. He proceeded to finish the tournament one stroke back of eventual winner Billy Horschel.

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Billy Horschel upset with Ryder Cup phonecall snub



Billy Horschel had a little bit of extra motivation last week ahead of the European Tour’s flagship event, the BMW Championship. After claiming a one shot victory yesterday at Wentworth, the six-time PGA Tour winner commented:

“I was a little–there was a little added motivation this week. I thought I was going to get a phone call. Didn’t think it was going to be a phone call that said I made the team. But it was a phone call saying, hey, you had a great year, obviously we talked, but we’re going to go in a different direction.”

Horschel elaborated: “I didn’t get that phone call. I was a little upset. I was a little ticked. Gave me a little bit of fire in my butt or my are, to be nice to really not show anything, but you know, just gave me a little fire, not that I needed it. So there was a little more added motivation this week for that.”

Earlier this week, U.S. Ryder Cup captain Steve Stricker revealed his captain’s picks of Daniel Berger, Harris English, Tony Finau, Xander Schauffele, Scottie Scheffler, and Jordan Spieth. In his Wednesday morning press conference, he also mentioned that he called “a lot of guys” to let them know they hadn’t been selected.

This follows a bit of a familiar storyline for the Florida native, who went on to win the 2014 Tour Championship directly after not being picked for the 2014 U.S. Ryder Cup.

Horschel’s Ryder Cup dreams still have a sliver of hope, as Stricker did mention that he has “some extra names in the envelope,” in case Brooks Koepka should not be able to compete due to a recent wrist injury, or another team member is forced to withdraw due to Covid.

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Phil Mickelson’s response to summary of his season is absolutely perfect



Phil Mickelson has been no stranger to speaking his mind on social media, and a recent tweet from Golf Channel’s Shane Bacon discussing the bizarreness of the PGA Champion’s 2020-2021 season was the perfect opportunity for another vintage Mickelson one-liner.

Mickelson makes the key point that he won one of the four biggest golf tournaments of the year, and while the rest of his season was marred with inconsistency, it’s the big ones that get remembered.

Bacon appreciated the comment of Mickelson, as did the rest of us, posting on our Instagram “The King remain the King”. Which sums it up nicely.

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