Justin Thomas’ frustration landed him in some sizzling water Saturday.
Thomas stated a homophobic slur in the course of the third spherical of the Sentry Championship in Hawaii. He was heard muttering the f-word slur on the fourth gap after lacking an opportunity at par and settling for a bogey.
“It’s inexcusable. I, first off, I just apologize,” he informed reporters after the spherical. “I mean, there’s no excuse. I’m an adult. I’m a grown man, there’s absolutely no reason for me to say anything like that.”
Thomas added: “It’s terrible. I mean, I’m extremely embarrassed, it’s not who I am, it’s not the kind of person that I am or anything that I do, but it’s, unfortunately, I did it and I have to own up to it and I’m very apologetic.”
Thomas, one of many world’s prime golfers on the PGA Tour, stated he didn’t understand he stated it till after the spherical.
“I’m speechless … I found out when I got done on the golf course or when I got done with my round. I mean, it’s bad. There’s no other way to put it,” he stated.
“I need to do better, I need to be better, it’s definitely a learning experience, but, yeah, I just, I deeply apologize to everybody and anybody who I offended and I’ll be better because of it.”
It’s unclear if Thomas will face self-discipline.