Justin Thomas apologizes after caught muttering anti-gay slur: ‘I’m extremely embarrassed’

Justin Thomas apologizes after caught muttering anti-gay slur: 'I'm extremely embarrassed'

Justin Thomas’ frustration landed him in some hot water Saturday.

Thomas said a homophobic slur during the third round of the Sentry Championship in Hawaii. He was heard muttering the f-word slur on the fourth hole after missing a chance at par and settling for a bogey.

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“It’s inexcusable. I, first off, I just apologize,” he told reporters after the round. “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.”

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Thomas, one of the world’s top golfers on the PGA Tour, said he didn’t realize he said it until after the round.

“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 said.

“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.”

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It’s unclear if Thomas will face discipline.

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