Justin Thomas won the Honda Classic over the weekend, beating Luke List in a sudden-death play-off to claim the seventh PGA tour win of his career, but the win was not without his hiccups.
On the 16th hole Thomas teed off but was irked by a man in the crowd who yelled "Get in the bunker" after the American's stroke. Thomas asked the crowd who was the offender and attempted to get the man thrown out of the tournament:
Who said that? Who yelled for that ball to get in the bunker? Was that you? Enjoy your day, buddy, you’re gone.
A fan yelled “Get in the bunker!” after Justin Thomas’s shot so Thomas quickly had him kicked out and told him to “Enjoy your day buddy” ? pic.twitter.com/0NxACneAzT
— High & Outside Sports (@HighandOutside_) February 26, 2018
Thomas recovered from the episode to claim the win, but not before being involved in more controversy, this time of his own doing.
When Thomas holed to beat List and win the tournament, his relief and maybe his frustration at the earlier incident showed as the Kentucky native dropped an f-bomb during his celebrations. Take a look:
Justin Thomas wins in a playoff "F*** yeah, baby!" pic.twitter.com/wOO3dPdHIr
— CJ Fogler (@cjzero) February 25, 2018
In an interview after the win Thomas expressed his regret for the slip, claiming he didn't realise that he was going to be on TV:
I didn’t know that was obviously going to be on TV or I wouldn’t have said it. Please don’t fine me very much, PGA Tour. … Obviously it wasn’t out of frustration or anything. I didn’t know that was on TV, so I apologize to everybody that heard it.”
In other Justin Thomas related news, a few weeks back, the 24-year-old was caught on TV telling his ball to "talk dirty to me":
"Talk dirty to me." pic.twitter.com/xL8DaLU5lf
— Skratch (@Skratch) February 16, 2018
Never change Justin.