Thomas apologizes for homophobic slur at Kapalua

Justin Thomas leads (-5) after one round at the U.S. Open
Justin Thomas leads (-5) after one round at the U.S. Open(Getty Images)
Published: Jan. 10, 2021 at 9:56 PM EST
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KAPALUA, Hawaii (AP) — Justin Thomas is apologizing for uttering a homophobic slur after missing a short putt in the Sentry Tournament of Champions.

Thomas says it was inexcusable and apologized. He says he was embarrassed and promised to do better. He is likely to be fined, although the PGA Tour does not disclosed conduct penalties. A year ago, Scott Piercy lost two endorsements for sharing a homophobic meme poking fun at former Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg, who is opening gay.

Patrick Reed also had to apologize for a homophobic slur in Shanghai after missing a putt in 2014.

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