Justin Thomas, the world No 3 male golfer, has apologised after uttering a homophobic slur throughout the third spherical of the Sentry Event of Champions. Thomas was heard utilizing the derogatory phrase in direction of himself after lacking a par putt on the fourth gap at Kapalua.
Talking to the Golf Channel after a 68 which left him 4 pictures off the lead, Thomas mentioned: “There’s simply no excuse. I’m an grownup, I’m a grown man. There’s completely no purpose for me to say something like that. It’s horrible. I’m extraordinarily embarrassed. It’s not who I’m. It’s not the type of individual that I’m. Nevertheless it’s … sadly I did it and I’ve to come clean with it and I’m very apologetic.
“Like I mentioned, it’s inexcusable. I’m speechless. It’s unhealthy. There’s no different strategy to put it. I have to do higher. I should be higher. It’s positively a studying expertise. I deeply apologise to everyone and anyone who I offended and I’ll be higher due to it.”
The PGA Tour mentioned in an announcement: “As he expressed after his spherical, we agree that Justin’s remark was unacceptable.”
Thomas is predicted to be fined for conduct unbecoming an expert, although the PGA Tour doesn’t disclose specifics of such punishment. In March final 12 months, the PGA Tour participant Scott Piercy was dropped by his sponsors after sharing a homophobic meme on Instagram about Pete Buttigieg, the previous mayor of South Bend, Indiana, who ran for the Democratic presidential nomination.