DUBLIN, Ohio — Justin Thomas’ caddie left the back nine of his third round in the Memorial on Saturday.
“Jimmy [Johnson] simply was not feeling well,” Thomas stated. “He had been feeling dizzy. I meanI could tell that he had been light-headed and just did not have a great deal of energy. I meanI advised him 12 that when he had to leave, ” he had to leave. Merely to be certain he’s OK versus the two of us fretting about out it, and I hit my tee shot and that I came out and Jimmy had been gone and my father had been there.”
Thomas did not have an upgrade on Johnson following his round. Temperatures were at the 90s during the day in the Muirfield Village Golf Club. Thomas’ father, Mike, who has caddied for Justin previously, carried his kid’s purse the remainder of the round.
Thomas, that took at a 1-under 35 on the front , fought on the back, shooting a 4-over 40 to complete his round with a 75. He had two bogeys and a double-bogey following the caddie switch.
“The modification was nice,” Thomas stated. “I mean, yeahit sucks since I actually was playing nicely. The program is quite hard, and that I just — yeah, only made a poor double and had a very tough conclusion. However, I meanit had been fine. I didn’t create those bogeys as my father had been caddying; it was just bad execution. But yeah, I mean, in a few weeks or a single day, no one can remember it. But , yeah, it is a bummer.”