Player Diary: Alabama's Justin Thomas (Part 6)
First off, I I hope everybody had a great Christmas and New Year with your family and friends.
For me, I have really enjoyed the off time for break. Going to a school like Alabama, I obviously did not have but maybe three or four friends that I knew going into my freshman year. I love being home and being able to see all my friends and catch up with them since I don’t get to do it very often.
This year for Christmas my mom, dad, and I went to Pittsburgh to see my mom’s side of the family. All of her sisters and brothers basically live in Pittsburgh and they spend Christmas there every year. For a various of different reasons, we have not been able to go and see everybody in years past. We drove there Sunday (December 23rd), and went to the Cincinnati Bengals vs. Pittsburgh Steelers game in Pittsburgh. My dad and I are big Bengals fans while my mom, being from Pittsburgh, is a big Steeler fan. The Bengals ended up winning on by a field goal made in the final seconds. iIt was awesome! My dad and I did not let my mom forget that one, we made sure to rub it in. That was just the start to a wonderful few days with family. I was able to hang out with all my aunts and uncles who I do not see very often, as well as my cousins. It was a very relaxing couple days and was very enjoyable being around my family.
This upcoming week my parents and I are heading to Port St. Lucie, Florida until I go back to school. We have a very close family friend who has a condo in the area and it will be nice to finally play some golf again and more importantly be in warm weather. My good buddy Denny McCarthy, a sophomore on the Virginia golf team, will be with us at the condo as we basically just play golf the whole time and have some down time before we finally go back to school.
I am counting down the days until January 7th when we play Notre Dame for the national championship. It's getting to a point where I can’t wait much longer.