Golfer Justin Thomas apologises for using ‘inexcusable’ homophobic slur when missing putt at Sentry Tournament of Champions in Hawaii

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Justin Thomas has issued an apology for using a homophobic slur during the Sentry Tournament of Champions in Hawaii.

The world No.3 was heard using the word ‘f****t’ when missing a five-foot par putt on the fourth hole of the third round on Saturday.

Thomas insists his use of the homophobic slur was completely out of character

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Thomas insists his use of the homophobic slur was completely out of character

Thomas, who faces a possible fine from the PGA Tour, admitted his offensive reaction left him ‘extremely embarrassed’.

The 27-year-old said: “It’s inexcusable. First off, I just apologise. 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 or anything that I do.

“Unfortunately, I did it, and I have to own up to it, and I’m very apologetic.

*WARNING – the video below contains offensive language*

“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 apologise to everybody and anybody who I offended, and I’ll be better because of it.”

The PGA Tour said in a statement: “As he expressed after his round, we agree that Justin’s comment was unacceptable.”

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