Rickie Fowler will be wearing a microphone at the Charles Schwab Challenge, but Justin Thomas is not a fan

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FORT WORTH, Texas – Rickie Fowler will be listened to in all four rounds of the Charles Schwab Challenge, but not everyone in his Thursday / Friday group is as eager to be heard.

Without fans during at least the first five PGA Tour events, CBS Sports officials predict that some players will wear microphones during tournament rounds. This week, this includes Fowler, who plays the first two rounds at the Colonial Country Club alongside Justin Thomas and Jordan Spieth.

Thomas, who plays this event for the first time, said Tuesday that he would not wear a microphone.

BY Ryan Lavner


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” It is not me. What am I talking about [caddie Jimmy Johnson] and what I’m talking about with the guys in my group is no one else’s business, no offense, “said Thomas. “If I want someone to know what I’m saying, I’ll say it at a press conference, say it in an interview, or post it on social media, whoever it is. Personally, I would not be one of those who would like to make a microphone. ”

Spieth was more open to the idea.

“I think I would kind of like to see how things go first, personally,” said Spieth. “If anything, it could be a distraction for your game, but I also see what benefit it could be for the game if you’re able to microphone with some guys, especially since he doesn’t there is no crowd noise, so you get a little more »comment from the players. “



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