PGA Championship winner and former Alabama Crimson Tide golfer Justin Thomas hits Texas A&M’s Jimbo Fisher
PGA . Championship Winner Justin Thomasa former Alabama and big star Crimson Tide Football fans, can’t help but ponder about Nick Saban-Jimbo Fisher feud after winning a second Wanamaker Cup on Sunday.
Thomas, who bounced back from seven missed shots in the final round at Southern Hills Country Club to claim his second major championship, was asked if he would follow Saban’s 24-hour celebration rule.
“Yes, I have a 24-hour rule,” Thomas told Sirius XM. “I’m not sure what Jimbo Fisher’s rules are, but I guess he had to win something before he figured out his rules.”
Saban, whose teams have won six national championships in Alabama, caused a firestorm last week when he told a group of people in Birmingham, Alabama, that Texas A&M “buy every player” in the 2022 recruiting class is praised. The Aggies signed five five-star leads in the ESPN 300 in 2022, with 20 of them ranked in the top 150.
In a fiery press conference the next day, Fisher denied the allegation and called Saban’s comments “despicable”.
“We never bought anyone,” Fisher said. “No rules are broken. There’s nothing wrong with it. It’s sad that you have to sit here and protect 17-year-olds and their families and Texas A&M. Because we do the right things. We I’ll always do the right thing. We’ll always be here. We’re doing great.”
Fisher helped Saban lead LSU to a national championship in 2003, and he won his second championship as Florida State coach in 2013. His teams have had success. 34-14 at Texas A&M over the past four seasons, losing at least four games in all but one.