JT apologizes for homophobic slur after missed putt: 'It's inexcusable'
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Justin Thomas apologized for using a homophobic slur following a missed putt in Round 3 of the Tournament of Champions on Saturday.

"It's inexcusable. I, first off, I just apologize," Thomas said. "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 missed a par effort on No. 4 and, while tapping in his bogey, said "f-----," which could be heard on the Golf Channel broadcast.

"It's terrible," Thomas added. "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 said he didn't realize he used the slur 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," he said. "I mean, 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, but, yeah, I just, I deeply apologize to everybody and anybody who I offended and I'll be better because of it."

Thomas isn't the first PGA Tour pro to be heard during a broadcast using a homophobic slur. Patrick Reed did the same in 2014, and Scott Piercy made an anti-gay post to his Instagram in March 2020. All five of Piercy's sponsors dropped him shortly thereafter.

The PGA Tour has yet to comment about Thomas' actions.

JT apologizes for homophobic slur after missed putt: 'It's inexcusable'
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