But Thomas and Powell clearly had something brewing.
Walking away, Thomas asked if they would be out the rest of the week?
It's not every day you get to meet your favorite athlete, and it's even less common for said athlete to play an important role in one of the biggest moments of your life.
During his practice round of the Wells Fargo Championship in Charlotte, N.C., on Wednesday, Thomas exchanged some pleasantries with a fan in the crowd, Sean Powell, and his girlfriend, Andrea Cota.
"It all worked out great, and I'm really happy that I didn't screw it up for him", Thomas said.
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The golfer headed straight for Powell and started chatting him up, shaking his hand and asking about his father. "I'm glad we could run into each other".
JT wandered over to the pair who were watching Thomas' group at Quail Hollow before handing the man a glove and the woman a ball.
Cota's gets the first inkling that this was far from a chance meeting when she notices the question "Will You?" scribbled on the ball. Seconds later, the bride-to-be's boyfriend kneeled down on one knee and took out an engagement ring from his pocket. "Will you marry me?" "Will you marry me?" Of course, she said yes!
"Group hug!" Thomas then calls out, and the trio embrace.