Justin Thomas and company's digs this week in Tampa are incredible

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Justin Thomas and company's digs this week in Tampa are incredible

PALM HARBOR, Fla. – Justin Thomas and a few other PGA Tour players aren’t slumming it this week at the Valspar Championship. In fact, Thomas, Daniel Berger, Harold Varner III, Patrick Rodgers and Bud Cauley are staying in a mansion that is more than 40,000 square feet.

The massive home is owned by billionaire Todd Wagner, who co-owns 2929 Entertainment along with Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban. It used to be the home of former NBA player Matt Geiger, back when it was just more than 20,000 square feet. (Fun fact: scenes from the 2003 movie “The Punisher” were filmed there.)

According to the Tampa Bay Times, Wagner bought the property in 2011 and then purchased about $1.5 million in renovations, including a one-mile, $400,000 privacy wall surrounding the complex.

This is the second year in a row that Wagner has opened up his house to the Tour players.

“Best place I’ve stayed in, ever,” Varner said. “And I’ve stayed in some houses.”

The place, which is about 15 minutes from Innisbrook Resort in Tarpon Springs, includes more bedrooms and bathrooms than one can count on two hands. It also has all the normal amenities: you know, elevators, movie theater, bowling alley, poker room, golf simulator, game room, shark tank, wine cellar and tasting room, cigar room, massage and tanning rooms, and a museum with cars and other collectables, among other things.

Oh, and a pizza room – because of course!

The only thing it doesn’t have is a doctor’s office, which would’ve come in handy for Thomas this week. He is getting over a sinus infection and has a stomach bug, as well.

“I wish it did,” Thomas said. “I’m sure if I worked hard enough we might be able to get one over there.”

Outside, there’s a pool with a rock cliff for diving, lake stocked with bass, a tennis court, putting green, driving range and a nine-hole par-3 course designed by Jack Nicklaus.

“We have everything that we could ever ask for,” Cauley said. “… You name it, it’s there.”

Thomas and the boys even had a par-3 tournament Wednesday afternoon. Varner said this year’s winner was Rodgers, but the names on the trophy? Thomas and Wagner. (Check out that hardware below!)

Par 3 tournament today in Tampa #golf #pgatour

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As if there wasn’t enough incentive to make the cut this week, you can bet Thomas and company will be wanting to stick around Wagner’s place as long as possible. Heck, they might not ever want to go home.

“If only you saw it,” Varner said. “It’s un-real. It’s in-sane.”

– Jeff Babineau contributed to this report.

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