Monty's right in that it's a mountain out of a molehill. This will soon pass.
Far as Monty saying they should be told what to say, how about this: STICK TO GOLF. If you got a mic in front of your face, talk about golf. A professional golfer is a guy who plays the game at a high level. Outside of that skill, they're most likely not adept at other things...like being politically correct, or not saying potentially inflammatory things. They're not diplomats necessarily graced with eloquence - they hit a golf ball very well. Period.
As well, humor is a very dicey thing anyway. Some can pull it off, even stuff that's near the line of racial or insensitivity...but those are usually professional humorists, who, going with my logic thread here, probably suck at golf. You wouldn't ask such people how to hit a knockdown shot.
Case in point. Here's a George Carlin clip where he uses the n-word. In fact he uses a lot of 'inflammatory' language. But after watching, would you consider Carlin a racist? No. He was brilliant at making his point. He was a "professional" humorist who could pull it off -
So no, Monty. Nobody is going to 'tell' you what is correct to say & what isn't. That discretion is granted to you when there's a mic in front of your mouth. Use it wisely & stick to what you know. That would be my advice.