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'Yeah, you can’t compare those': Justin Thomas shuts down Talor Gooch's comments about LIV Golf and Ryder Cup, Presidents Cup

Golfweek logo Golfweek 7/6/2022 Riley Hamel
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After the 4 Aces GC won the team competition at the LIV Golf Invitational Series event near Portland last week, Talor Gooch compared the environment to a Ryder Cup or Presidents Cup.

It should be noted — Gooch has never been on or come close to being on a Ryder Cup or Presidents Cup team.

So, a tough source to trust.

A man that can be taken for his word on the subject is Justin Thomas, who has represented the United States at two Ryder Cups and two Presidents Cups.

At his Wednesday press conference prior to this week’s Genesis Scottish Open, an event co-sanctioned by the PGA Tour and DP World Tour, Thomas was asked about Gooch’s comments.

“Yeah, you can’t compare those,” Thomas said. “There’s no event on Tour that’s like the Ryder Cup or the Presidents Cup until you stand on the first tee in France and there’s 10,000 people there and I feel like I wouldn’t even be able to get a golf ball on a tee I’m so nervous and my hands are shaking so bad. Yeah, I probably wouldn’t comment on saying that one is like the other because it’s not.”

If you missed it, here is a video of Gooch speaking in Portland:


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