Justin Thomas has joined the fray.
The PGA championship winner, who just won the Wanamaker Trophy on Sunday, is stuck at his Alabama Crimson Tide roots amid the ongoing feud between Nick Saban and Jimbo Fisher.
When Thomas was asked if he adhered to Saban’s infamous 24-hour rule – moving on a day after a win or a loss – the 29-year-old fired his shot.
“Yes, I have a 24-hour rule” Thomas said to Sirius XM. “I’m not sure what Jimbo Fisher’s rule is, but I guess he has to win something before he can figure out his rules.”
Thomas, who recovered from a seven-shot deficit in the final round at Southern Hills to win his second PGA championship, played two seasons at Tuscaloosa. He won the Haskins Award for Most Outstanding College Golfer and was part of the 2013 Alabama national championship team.
Fisher, the Texas A&M coach, fired back at comments from Crimson Tide coach and seven-time national champion Saban, who said the Aggies “bought every player” in a deep recruit class in 2022.
“We never bought anyone,” Fisher said. “No rules are broken. Nothing was done wrong. It’s a shame you’re sitting here defending 17-year-old kids and families and Texas A&M. Because we do things right. We will always do everything right. We will always be here. We’re doing a damn good job.”
Fisher’s A&M program earned several five-star recruits this spring as he seeks to expand his 2013 Florida State national championship.
Saban later apologized and the coaches were reprimanded by the SEC.
For his part, Thomas seems to take a page from Saban’s book and doesn’t think too long about his win – but maybe a little over 24 hours.
“I’m playing next week so we’ll enjoy it,” he said. “But at the same time we are in the middle of a very, very big phase of the season. It’s great to be able to spend this time with my team, but it’s getting back to work.”
https://nypost.com/2022/05/23/justin-thomas-shades-jimbo-fisher-after-pga-championship-win/ Justin Thomas shadows Jimbo Fisher after winning the PGA Championship