LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - Justin Thomas has come back to down reality this week. No private jets, no dinners with Phil Mickelson, he's just an Oldham County teenager spending time with friends.
That's in contrast to last weekend when Justin finished tied for 46th in the Greenbrier Classic on the PGA tour.
"It was unbelievable, it went by really fast," Justin said. "It felt like the week just started and the next thing I knew, I was finishing my last hole on Sunday. It was so cool just to go out and play with the best players in the world and just to have my dad there caddying for me and to have my family there supporting me."
His dad, Mike, is the head professional at Harmony Landing Country Club in Goshen. They both not only got to share a clubhouse with some PGA stars last weekend, they spent some quality time with Phil Mickelson.
"Yeah, I actually ate dinner with Phil on Wednesday," Justin told us. "He was very nice, Tiger (Woods) I just kind of, I mean he's always kind of by himself and he's doing his own thing, I crossed paths with him a couple of times."
The dinner with Mickelson was a family affair. "That was quite a treat and I really liked the things that he had to say to Justin," Mike said. "It was almost like we talked ahead of time. He was really for him staying in school, it was good stuff."
After a week off here in town, and a few rounds of golf with friends, the busy summer picks up again for Justin. He'll head to Niagara Falls for a Porter Cup event, to Columbus, Ohio, for a Web.com Tour event, to Chicago for the Western Amateur and then to Denver for the US Amateur.
Even though he could have cashed a $16,000 dollar check last weekend, Thomas will be back at the University of the Alabama for his sophomore season.
"I have a lot of things that I want to accomplish as an amateur before I can think about that and we'll just kind of see what happens the rest of the college career," the St. X grad said.
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