U.S. Olympic golfers decide the brains of the U.S. males’s basketball group and vice versa
KAWAGOE, Japan – For golfers, the spotlight of the Olympics is the prospect to combine with world-class athletes from different sports activities. And whereas that chance could also be diminished this 12 months due to COVID-19 restrictions, there are nonetheless alternatives to savor the expertise.
On Tuesday three of the 4 members of Group USA frolicked with gamers and coaches from the American basketball group, together with head coach Gregg Popovich. Patrick Reed was not current along with his three teammates as he didn’t arrive in Japan till Wednesday afternoon.
“We spent numerous time with the coaches, which was actually cool. Draymond [Green] sat with us for a bit of bit. However for essentially the most half we have been simply hanging out with Jay [Wright] and Steve Kerr and [Popovich] got here in for a bit of bit,” Justin Thomas mentioned. “It was cool simply to speak to these guys since you may inform they’re such massive golf followers.”
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Thomas mentioned he and the opposite members of the U.S. golf group had loads of questions for his or her basketball counterparts and that curiosity was returned.
“All of the questions that we need to ask them about basketball they’re asking us about golf, so it is virtually like the opposite one does not actually really feel unhealthy as a result of we’re simply form of going backwards and forwards,” Thomas mentioned.