Nick Saban Surprises Justin Thomas on the Phone

As pretty much everyone knows by now, Justin Thomas is a big fan of Alabama football. So after the Tide won the National Championship earlier this week, the reigning PGA Champion dialed the phone number of coach Nick Saban to leave a congratulatory message.

“I really, obviously, respect everything Coach Saban does; man, it’s unbelievable, you know? He’s an absolute legend. He’s an unbelievable competitor,” Thomas told Paul Finebaum on his radio show yesterday.

The legendary coach had called Thomas after he won the PGA Championship this past summer, so the 24-year old star just wanted to return the courtesy but was surprised when Saban actually answered his phone.

“I called him expecting to leave him a voicemail and I think he caught me by surprise more than I ever have when he actually answered. It was good to just briefly talk to him; it’s always fun to tell people congrats in person versus over a text or anything like that,” said an excited Thomas.

Thomas also won a bet with Georgia’s Kevin Kisner, who will wear a Alabama shirt on the 17th fairway today in the first round of the Sony Open, where the two are paired together.

Jordan Thomas

Jordan Thomas is a Pro Golf Weekly producer and contributor. He is mostly a degenerate gambler, making his way through college. But when not losing money at Draft Kings and Brovado, Jordan performs research, crunches numbers, compiles content, and writes quick-hit posts.

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