CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Justin Thomas choked at the 17th hole Sunday.
No, he didn’t put his tee shot in the water.
And, no, he didn’t three-putt.
He actually choked. Like, literally.
Ahead by two and safely aboard the green at the par-3, Thomas was snacking on his way to the green when snacking went awry.
“As funny as it is, I tried to eat a lot today and drink a lot. Obviously it was beyond hot,” he explained. “But walking to 17 green, I had some snacks in my bag, and I was eating it, and I literally almost choked.
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“Like I started coughing and I was like, you’ve got to be – like am I really going to choke? Is this a sign to come? I don’t know what’s going to happen.”
Thomas went on to birdie and held a three-shot lead once Kisner made bogey across the lake at 16.
“It’s funny,” Thomas said, “the things that you think about, you know, when you get in those situations.”