USGA in embarrassing climb down over Justin Thomas tweet

Thomas Usga Spat

It’s a competitive division but no golf organisation does self-inflicted black eyes quite like the USGA.

The architects of numerous entirely-avoidable US Open catastrophes in recent years were at it again last night when they walked back a tweet posted on their PR account on Sunday, in which they spectacularly called out Justin Thomas.

• Newspaper under fire over 'derogatory' Keith Mitchell headline

Responding to a series of tweets from the former world No.1 in which he criticised some of the new rules implemented this year by the USGA and R&A, the organisation claimed that Thomas had cancelled scheduled meetings with them multiple times.

After finishing up at the Honda Classic on Sunday night, Thomas hit back.

• Injury forces Tiger to WD from Arnold Palmer Invitational

“It really hurt me,” said the 25-year-old. “It was upsetting to me because the information they put out there was inaccurate in terms of me cancelling meetings, and that doesn't make me look good, and that's just when I got a little upset.”

• WATCH - Man headbutted through window in extraordinary golf club scrap

Last night, the USGA tweeted again… to say that they’d got it wrong.

Conspicuous by its absence, of course, is the word ‘sorry’.

Thomas, meanwhile, has not commented on the latest piece of correspondence, choosing to simply retweet it.

• Fears raised over future of Aberdeen's public courses

As you might expect, the ‘non-apology’ hasn’t gone down very well with social media users, including Thomas’ fellow former world No.1 Lee Westwood.

The lesson here? Think before you tweet.

Share this Article

twitter-logo facebook-logo

Latest Videos See all videos right arrow

play button
I TEST JON RAHM’S NEW IRONS! – Callaway Apex TCB review
play button
Top 5 tips to help you conquer the MENTAL game
mental game
play button
PUTTER BATTLE! – Three of the best 2021 models compared
taylormade putters 2021
play button
See all videos right arrow

Golf News

WATCH: Adare Manor makes significant course improvements
Study: New data reveals massive UK golf boom
Euan Walker agrees partnership with Scots club
Scots club targeted by arsonists
Justin Thomas “doesn’t like” rangefinders

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
The correct grip pressure
play button
Rotate behind the ball
play button
How to improve your ball striking
play button
Don’t shorten your backswing
See all videos right arrow