Justin Thomas fought again tears in an emotional interview after profitable the Gamers Championship at TPC Sawgrass on Sunday.
The golfer claimed a one-shot victory over Lee Westwood to say a 14th PGA Tour title and the £1.9million first prize.
Thomas’ grandfather, Paul, died on the age of 89 final month.
When requested how a lot a component Paul performed in his Gamers Championship win, an emotional Thomas mentioned: “Yeah, lots. I want I might speak to him, however I do know he’s watching.”
The victory makes Thomas simply the fourth participant to win the Gamers Championship, a significant championship, a World Golf Championships occasion and the FedEx Cup after Tiger Woods, Henrik Stenson and Rory McIlroy, who missed the lower within the defence of his title.
The 27-year-old paid tribute to his shut buddy Woods, who’s recovering from a number of leg fractures that had been suffered in a severe automobile crash in Los Angeles final month.
Thomas added: “I used to be replaying loads of what he [Woods] informed me in my head.
“He likes to offer me loads of grief, particularly when he’s not right here! We’re all pulling for him and I’m so glad to listen to every thing’s been going effectively for him.
“Part of me needs he was right here so I might rub it in his face somewhat bit extra, however I’m completely satisfied and I hope he’s completely satisfied. I at all times admire his assist.”