Thomas apologized for the incident, which occurred at a PGA Tour match in Hawaii final Saturday.
“There is no excuse,” Thomas advised the Golf Channel in an on-air apology instantly after his spherical.
“Whereas we acknowledge that he has apologized and acknowledges the severity of his phrases, he’s a paid ambassador of our model and his actions battle with the inclusive tradition that we attempt to uphold,” a press release from the company stated.
Thomas uttered the slur after he missed a par putt throughout the Sentry Event of Champions’ third spherical in Hawaii and his phrases have been caught by tv microphones.
“I am an grownup. I am a grown man. There’s completely no motive for me to say something like that. It is horrible. I am extraordinarily embarrassed. It is not the sort of person who I’m … However sadly I did it and I’ve to come clean with it and I am very apologetic. I deeply apologize to everyone and anyone who I offended and I will be higher due to it,” Thomas stated in his apology.
A former world No. 1, Thomas is now third in golf’s rankings.
“As we make this determination, our hope is that Mr. Thomas does the laborious and obligatory work so as to associate with us once more — actually analyzing this incident, studying, rising and finally utilizing his platform to advertise inclusion,” assertion stated.
The PGA Tour has additionally spoken out on this incident. “As he expressed after his spherical, we agree that Justin’s remark was unacceptable,” the PGA Tour stated in a press release in response to the AFP information company, which added Thomas is more likely to be fined for conduct “unbecoming of knowledgeable.”