WATCH: Justin Thomas moonlights as reporter at Super Bowl LVII media day
Justin Thomas has no future in sports broadcasting – he’ll be the first to tell you about it – but that didn’t stop him from working as a reporter during the opening of Super Bowl LVII on Monday.
Both the Super Bowl and the WM Phoenix Open will be in Arizona this week, so JT took a break from practice rounds at TPC Scottsdale to have some fun at NFL media day. The two-time grand winner was put on the mic for his adventure, making for some entertaining sound bites.
“I really don’t know what I’m doing here,” Thomas told golf reporter Paige Spiranac. some plans for the evening.
Namely, questioning Kansas City Chiefs quarterback and avid golfer Patrick Mahomes about whether he would “hit-match” his ankle injury when they played together during the offseason.
“I won’t let an ankle injury affect my punching,” Mahomes laughed back. “But I heard Aaron [Rodgers] let something deal with his kicks at Pebble Beach [last week]. I just heard it secondhand. It’s not what I speaking. He won, so I’ll give it to him.”
Then, being a modest man, JT introduced himself to Jalen Hurts of the Philadelphia Eagles.
“Justin Thomas. I played golf in Bam,” J.T. told the former Alabama and Oklahoma quarterback. Then he moved on to serious things:
“Between Oklahoma and Bama, which one do you claim?”
Hurts walked away laughing back as JT called out “Roll Tide” before admitting he knew he wasn’t expecting a response.
So will JT take an Uber for a 35 minute ride to State Farm Stadium after he (hopefully) ends the WMPO with a win?
Full playing time at WM Phoenix Open
“[Patrick and I] they joke they win the Super Bowl, I win the Waste Recycling and we go straight to Vegas,” JT told Spiranac before admitting it wasn’t going to happen. “I don’t, I don’t. I’m not sure how it will be for my Genesis preparation next week or how it will be from our agents’ point of view, but I’d like to know.”
After an evening of asking inappropriate questions and yelling out his team’s bias at the athletes, CNN’s Coy asked JT if he had a future in journalism.
“Absolutely not,” J.T. replied. “I’ll do what I’m comfortable and good at, and that’s golf.”
Good call, JT.