Justin Thomas’ piece of paper was of a horse galloping under a sun drawn with coloring pencil. Above it were the words: “Racing to the next win.” Jon Rahm’s was similar. His piece of paper was also of a horse under a sun, with the words: “Taking it easy today.”
Each had a message on the back.
The pros entertain and inspire, and it’s one of the reasons why you tune in. Though we’ll argue the entertainment and inspiration can be even greater when the reverse happens. The best in the world are touched? You can be too! Win, win. Not only are players’ defenses dropped, but the reasons why typically have all the feels. But you know this. Back to the pictures and the messages.
Thomas and Rahm each shared their notes on Instagram after their Saturday play at the BMW Championship. A young girl had given each player one at Wilmington Country Club, though slightly different. On the back of Thomas’ were these words:
“To whoever I give this to: I wish you good luck in your golf adventures! You were chosen by the universe to play golf. The reason why you are here is to change people’s lives through golf! You inspire thousands or even millions of people around the world! If you ever feel sad or want to give up, things will get better! Don’t get distracted by fans yelling things like mashed potatoes or get in the hole. Focus on yourself and you’ll be just fine!”
And these were the words on the back of Rahm’s note:
“To whoever I give this to: I wish you good luck in your golf adventures! You were chosen by the universe to play golf. The reason why you are here is to change people’s lives through golf! You inspire thousands or even millions of people around the world! If you feel sad or want to give up, remember that things will get better. Life is like a hard golf course with lots of obstacles. But even if the course is hard, that won’t stop you from winning!”
Both Thomas and Rahm had their own words in response. To note, Rahm is pretty inactive on social media.
“Thank you Bay for the kind message after my round! You are an inspiration to all!” Rahm wrote.
“Got this from a young girl while signing autographs after the round… she told me to look at it when I’m down or not having a good day,” Thomas wrote.
“So amazing and at the perfect time. I’m as competitive as they come, but this was a great ‘bigger picture’ moment. Positivity should be spread like this more often in the world. Thank you, Bay!”
Consider it shared.