Sponsors drop PGA Tour player over homophobic social post

Pga Tour

Four-time PGA Tour winner Scott Piercy has been dropped by sponsors after uploading a homophobic post to social post.

It is being reported that the Acushnet Company, which owns both Titleist and FootJoy, and apparel brand J. Lindeberg have severed ties with the 41-year-old. 

Earlier this week, Piercy uploaded a post to his Instagram 'Story' that mocked the sexuality of one-time US presidential hopeful Pete Buttigieg. The former mayor of South Bend, Indiana, is openly gay and was in the running for the the Democratic nomination for president on March 1. 

• Scots club to discontinue memberships

• SAVED! - South Ayrshire munis to remain open!

In a separate post, Piercy also made appeared to  to far-right conspiracy theory group 'Q-Anon', which has been identified as a potential source of domestic terrorism by the FBI.

Apologising for his posts, Piercy said: “Whenever I post, my intent is never to offend. I want to apologise if any of my recent story posts have been offensive. I will do better.”


That, though, doesn't appear to have satisfied his sponsors. 

• Rory expects to win at least "one major" this year

• Azinger responds to "that European Tour" criticism

J. Lindeberg, meanwhile, released a statement saying: "The claims from Scott Piercy were unacceptable and far from our views and beliefs. We have since terminated our contract with Mr Piercy.

“We, J. Lindeberg, as a company do not stand by the statements made by Piercy and we want to make sure our customers, employees, and other ambassadors know we support all communities and have no room for hate or discrimination in our company.”

It is not yet clear if the PGA Tour will take further action against Piercy, saying only that it was "disappointed" in his "lack of judgement".

Share this Article

twitter-logo facebook-logo

Latest Videos See all videos right arrow

play button
2022 Driver Test | Which one is going in my bag?
play button
The most powerful PING irons ever? | PING i525 review
play button
I'll be using the Vokey SM9 wedges... and you should too
play button
The driver that has it all? | COBRA LTDx drivers REVIEWED!
See all videos right arrow

Golf News

US PGA: Brutal day sets up thrilling finale
Jack Nicklaus is being sued by his own company. Yes, really.
US PGA: Leader Mito Pereira in drop controversy
US PGA: Robert MacIntyre struggles in tough conditions
US PGA: Tiger Woods refuses to rule out WD ahead of final round

Other Top Stories

Tiger Woods: Inside his $41million Florida mansion
The very best pubs in St Andrews
The Scottish Golf Course Emoji Quiz!
24 lies every bad golfer tells
Doug Sanders: The extraordinary life of golf's original playboy

Quick Fault 'n' Fixes See all videos right arrow

play button
Stay on top of the golf ball
play button
Don’t take the club away to the inside
play button
Start the golf ball on your intended target line
play button
A bad grip will lead to bad swings
See all videos right arrow