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Rory McIlroy insists Justin Thomas will ‘try to be better' after homophobic slur

Posted On: 3 Mar 2021   |   Posted By: Golf365

Rory McIlroy insists Justin Thomas will ‘try to be better' after homophobic slur

Justin Thomas has received the backing of Rory McIlroy as the American vowed to examine why he used a homophobic slur during the Sentry Tournament of Champions.
Thomas was heard using the derogatory word towards himself after missing a par putt on the fourth hole of his third round at Kapalua earlier this month.
The world number three apologised at the time but was subsequently dropped by clothing sponsor Ralph Lauren.
Justin Thomas uttered a homophobic slur after missing a par putt in Hawaii
Ahead of his debut in the Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship, Thomas was asked how he would respond to suggestions that what happened in Hawaii may not have been an isolated incident, but rather the first time it had been picked up on a microphone.
“Yeah, it's very easy to say that and understand, but that's unfortunately just what comes with it in terms of people not knowing who I am and the consequences of what I said,” Thomas said.
“You know, I'm clearly beyond proud of what I said. It's...

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