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Justin Thomas describes Tiger Woods as “absurd” after the PGA Championship.

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Tiger Woods limped at the PGA Championship (Image: Getty)

US PGA Champion Justin Thomas has captioned Tiger Woods’ return from injury called ‘absurd’ after the 15-time Major winner made the cut in Southern Hills.

Woods, who was injured in a car accident last year, helped play the Masters weekend in April by doing the same at the PGA Championship last week.

During the first three days at Southern Hills, the 46-year-old limped around the course and had to retire before his final lap due to pain.

Tiger Woods and Justin Thomas

Woods and Justin Thomas have become close friends in recent years (Picture: Getty)

However, Thomas, who clinched his second PGA title on Sunday after beating Will Zulatoris in a play-off, believes Woods has put in an admirable performance given the ordeal he has endured.

Thomas said: “I wouldn’t say how hard it was to see him fight. I mean, he made the cut in his second straight major, what, a year and a half after he was in a horrific car accident, (with) a broken leg?

“I don’t think you guys understand how incredible this is. It’s a freak of nature. It’s amazing what he can do with his mind.

“I didn’t play in his prime but since I’ve been out here – he won the 2019 Masters and the TOUR championship, he’s made the cut in those last two tournaments – for how some of the conditions he’s been in last year it absurd, like beyond the absurd.’

Woods has signed up for next month’s US Open at Brookline but it’s unclear if he will be there after his recent injury setback.

Thomas has been by Woods’ side throughout his comeback and has developed a strong friendship with the Floridian over the past few years.

The pair regularly train together in the days leading up to tournaments and on Sunday Thomas revealed that Woods had been in touch the night before his PGA triumph to offer him a source of inspiration.

He added: “I spoke to him a little bit last night and asked how he was feeling. And he just said he felt awful because my name kept coming up on the leaderboard.

‘So I was like, ‘Thanks, it’s good to talk to you too, I’ll talk to you later.’

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