Justin Thomas Addresses Fan Incident on Twitter

Damage control probably wasn’t in Justin Thomas’ plans following his victory at the Honda Classic, but he had to do just that after overreacting to a fan who dared to root against him. Thomas, of course, had that fan removed for yelling, “Get in the bunker!” after his tee shot on No. 16 — a shot that landed cleanly on the fairway.

Thomas told media after the tourney that he felt the fan was very “inappropriate”, thus he had to go. He elaborated further on Twitter today and apologized to fans who were offended:

Getting a lot of comments on the fan incident yesterday.. sorry to any and all offended by it. There was more said as we walked to the tee wishing bad things on the course for myself or Luke. Then the get in the bunker comment over and over again I felt…

— Justin Thomas (@JustinThomas34) February 26, 2018

…it was very understandable to have him escorted out. I never want to lose fans, or have people root against me. I just didn’t see a place for that particular person to be yelling at us things that weren’t necessary over and over again. I over reacted…

— Justin Thomas (@JustinThomas34) February 26, 2018

..and should not have had him kicked out. I feel bad for it, but was more doing so because again I felt the stuff he was saying was completely unnecessary. I love all my fans and to hear that I’ve lost quite a few bc of that, isn’t fun. So I’m sorry to all!

— Justin Thomas (@JustinThomas34) February 26, 2018

…the fans are who support us all on TOUR and we are extremely lucky to have them each and every week. Thanks to all who came out and supported at @TheHondaClassic and continue to every week we play. We (I) love you guys

— Justin Thomas (@JustinThomas34) February 26, 2018

So the hype level for upcoming Ryder Cup is officially 10/10, right? European fans are absolutely going to give Thomas hell after this weekend’s display.