PGA champion Justin Thomas took time Wednesday to help orchestrate a marriage proposal.
Thomas said Sean Powell had sent him a direct message on Instagram laying out plans to ask Andrea Cota to marry him. Thomas was intrigued, and went along. It started on the first hole at Quail Hollow after Thomas had played the back nine of his pro-am.
He walked over to Powell and engaged in friendly conservation as if they were longtime friends. Powell introduced him to Cota. Before leaving, Thomas handed Cota a golf ball with the words, "Will You?" written on it. About that time, Powell was on his knees with the ring.
She was stunned. Thomas was beaming. Hugs were exchanged.
"It all worked out great, and I'm really happy that I didn't screw it up for him," Thomas said.
Walking away, Thomas asked if they would be out the rest of the week? When they said they hoped to, Thomas turned to a tour official, pointed at the newly engaged coupled and said, "Tickets."
The last thing Cota said to her fiance: "How did you pull this off?"
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