Justin Thomas apologises for 'over-reaction' to abusive fan

Justin Thomas Feb 26

Justin Thomas has admitted that he regrets having a heckler ejected from the course during the final round of the Honda Classic.

Thomas, 24, sealed the eighth victory of his PGA Tour career at PGA National in Florida after defeating fellow American Luke List on the first extra hole of a sudden death playoff.

However, that win – Thomas seventh in his last 31 starts worldwide – was almost overshadowed by an unsavoury incident late in the round.

Walking to the 16th tee, Thomas heard a fan yell in his direction: “I hope you hit it in the water!”

The same voice piped up “Get in the bunker!” after Thomas hit his shot. Fellow spectators identified the man to Thomas who had security eject him from the course.

The world No.3 later explained that he’d “had enough” but, following some backlash on social media, he has taken to Twitter this evening to reflect on what happened.

Here's what he has had to say:

The question is: does he have anything to even apologise for?

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