Justin Thomas called himself a homophobic slur yesterday on live TV.
During the third round of the Sentry Tournament of Champions in Kapalua, Hawaii, Thomas called himself a “f*ggot” on the fourth hole after missing a 4-foot putt for par, and he was caught on a Golf Channel microphone.
The 27-year-old Thomas was apologetic when he discovered his slur was caught on TV after his round.
Thomas told the Golf Channel,
“There’s just no excuse. I’m an adult, I’m a grown man.
There’s absolutely no reason for me to say anything like that. It’s terrible. I’m extremely embarrassed. It’s not who I am. It’s not the kind of person that I am. But it’s … unfortunately, I did it and I have to own up to it and I’m very apologetic.
Like I said, it’s in excusable. I’m speechless. … it’s bad. There’s no other way to put it. I need to do better. I need to be better. It’s definitely a learning experience.
I deeply apologize to anyone and everybody who I offended and I’ll be better because of it.”
If you ask me, it’s something he says all the time, if it slipped out that easily. Not sorry he said it, sorry he got caught.
(Photo, screen grab; via NY Post)