Justin Thomas has landed himself in hot water after letting slip a homophobic slur during the Sentry Tournament of Champions.
The world No.3 missed an easy putt during the third round of the tournament and his comments were picked up by the microphones around the course.
“Faggot,” Thomas muttered as he missed the shot, and the player was quick to apologise after the controversy.
“It’s terrible. I’m extremely embarrassed. It’s not who I am,” he said after.
“It’s not the kind of person that I am. But, unfortunately, I did it and I have to own up to it and I’m very apologetic.
“It’s inexcusable. 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 apologise to anyone and everybody who I offended, and I’ll be better because of it.”