(CNN)World No. 3 golfer Justin Thomas has apologized for using a homophobic slur that was caught by television microphones at a PGA Tour tournament in Hawaii on Saturday.
Justin Thomas apologizes for using 'inexcusable' anti-gay slur
The incident occurred after Thomas missed a par putt during the Sentry Tournament of Champions' third round in Hawaii.
"There's no excuse," Thomas told the Golf Channel in an on-air apology immediately after his round at the Kapalua Plantation Golf Course.
"I'm an adult. I'm a grown man. There's absolutely no reason for me to say anything like that.
"It's terrible. I'm extremely embarrassed. It's not the kind of person that I am ... But unfortunately I did it and I have to own up to it and I'm very apologetic.
"I deeply apologize to everybody and anybody who I offended and I'll be better because of it," added Thomas.