Golfer teases Tiger: 'He's scared' to play against us

DUBLIN, Ohio – Justin Thomas took the 54-hole lead Saturday in the Workday Charity Open at Muirfield Village Golf Club.

Then he took a shot at Tiger Woods.

“I’m glad that he’s finally coming back out,” Thomas said after shooting a 6-under-par 66 to take a two-shot lead after 54 holes in the Workday. “I think he was starting to get a little sassy. I was telling him he’s scared to come out and play against all of us when he’s sitting at home, just trying to give him a hard time.”

Woods announced Thursday he will play in next week’s Memorial Tournament at Muirfield Village. He’s won the event a record five times.


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Woods hasn’t played on the PGA Tour since the Genesis Invitational at Riviera Country Club north of Los Angeles. He shot a final-round 77 on Feb. 16 to finish in last place among those who made the cut.

In his only other start on the PGA Tour this year, Woods, who is seeking his record 83rd PGA Tour titles, finished in a tie for ninth in the Farmers Insurance Open in January.

Woods last played in competition – and played well – in The Match: Champions for Charity on May 24, where he…

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