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Justin Thomas Tweets Apology For Having Fan Booted

Justin Thomas was all the talk on Twitter Sunday night, and it wasn’t for his eighth career victory at the Honda Classic. The 24-year old star was getting hammered for having a fan tossed after being heckled on the 16th hole at PGA National.

“Who said that? Are you kidding? You just said for that ball to get in the bunker. Was that you? Enjoy your day, buddy. You’re gone,” said Thomas.

After his Honda win, the Kentucky native expounded, but wasn’t regretful:

“We were walking up on the tee and this guy, I don’t know who he was talking to, but sounds like it was me. He said something like — he was like, “I hope you hit it in the water, hit it in the water,” something like that. I just kind of like looked back there. Didn’t say anything.

Just, again, I feel like there’s no place for that, and I hit it and my ball is in the air and it’s not — it’s in the middle of the fairway and he’s yelling for it to get in the bunker. I was like, okay, I’ve had enough. So I just turned around and asked who it was, and he didn’t want to say anything, now that I had actually acknowledged him. So he got to leave a couple holes early.

I don’t want to kick someone out just to kick them out. It’s just it’s so inappropriate. We’re out here trying to win a golf tournament. I would have done it if he said it to Luke, just like Rory did to the guy that said something to me at L.A.

Just because you’re standing behind the ropes doesn’t mean that you can — I don’t care how much I dislike somebody, I’m never going to wish that kind of stuff upon them. I felt it was inappropriate, so he had to go home.”

The next day, though, Thomas took to Twitter to explain further, and apologize:


Credits: Justin Thomas Twitter


Kevin Reid

Kevin Reid is a Pro Golf Weekly producer and contributor.

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