Justin Thomas 'excited' to get front row seat for Tiger Woods return

45-year-old creating a buzz after 10 months away from golf.

Justin Thomas has described himself as 'excited' to be able to witness Tiger Woods' return to golf up close and personal.

Woods is playing the PNC Championship with his son Charlie this week in an event in which major winners team-up with a family member for 36-holes in Orlando.

The Woods team has been paired with Thomas, who is teaming with his father Mike, and it will be Tiger's first golf since a car accident 10 months ago that left him with serious leg injuries.

Thomas, ranked sixth in the world, told the PGA Tour's website: "My excitement level is high just for him being out here and being somewhere other than his house, and getting to see a lot of familiar faces.

"And I know spending time with Charlie is a huge deal to him. I know he's excited for that part.

"In terms of the competing, I think his expectations are very low. But at the same time, he is who he is for a reason, so I'm sure he'll be p***** off if he didn't play well."

Thomas' dad Mike recently practiced with Woods and was impressed with what he saw.

He said in a quote posted on the PGA Tour's Twitter feed: "It's crazy how good he's hitting it and (how) far he's hitting it, for what he's been through."

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