Even playing left-handed, Rickie Fowler and Justin Thomas are better than most weekend duffers.
Look out, Phil Mickelson.
The two PGA stars may have “struggled mightily” swinging from the left side, according to Golf.com, but Fowler still fired a 94 and Thomas carded 101 during their “Lefty Championship” rounds Thursday at an undisclosed course.
“Good news is I played nicely on the front (nine). Bad news is I played TURRRRRIBLE on the back,” Thomas wrote on his Instagram account. “Fun lefty match with my guy @rickiefowler though. #sticktorighty”
With the PGA Tour shut down until at least the middle of May due to the coronavirus pandemic, both golfers documented their all-lefty rounds on their respective social-media accounts. They were joined by Thomas’s father, Mike, and Fowler’s wife, former track and field star and fitness model Allison Stokke Fowler.
After Thomas shanked one tee shot, he hurled his driver into the air and Fowler posted a video with the caption “big fine coming for the club throw.”
Fowler also joked about one shot that Thomas sailed out-of-bounds, calling it “Oscar Bravo,” and said of one of his playing partner’s shots into the water: “JT’s over there getting the SCUBA gear out.”
Fowler later landed a 160-foot shot out of a sand trap onto the 14th green and Thomas remarked, “That’s just not at all what I needed. Probably the best shot of your life. That is dumb.”
At the end of the round, Fowler posted a picture of the two professional golfers with their scores, which really weren’t that bad under the circumstances.
They should just accept the left-handed compliments.