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  1. 1. Do you have a problem or dislike Justin Thomas (or anyone else, really) cursing on TV while playing golf?

    • Yes, it's a problem.
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    • No, no problem here.
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4 minutes ago, iacas said:

The sexual orientation of the person saying it matters, just like the gender or the race or the relationship matters in the other examples I gave.

Fair enough. I misunderstood what you were trying to say.

I thought in saying "they're no bad words" you meant that there are no bad words, so if JT didn't mean it badly, it wasn't a "bad" thing.

Maybe he should’ve stuck with the “are you f***ing kidding me?!” from the PGA. We wouldn’t be having this discussion. Or called the ball an inanimate object, or just a “piece of shit” like Happy Gilmore.

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I think it's a problem. Yeah, I'm in the minority. But here are some reasons why: 1. Golf is a game of control. Control the club face, backswing, downswing, etc. Cursing shows a lack of control.

Feature, not bug. 

You know, it's ok to say that you just don't "get it" and excuse yourself from the conversation.

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3 minutes ago, jmanbooyaa said:

So if JT comes out as gay you are ok with him saying what he said to a ball? Outrageous!

I never said anything like that.

Move along, @jmanbooyaa. You're coming off poorly here.

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3 minutes ago, onthehunt526 said:

Maybe he should’ve stuck with the “are you f***ing kidding me?!” from the PGA. We wouldn’t be having this discussion. Or called the ball an inanimate object, or just a “piece of shit” like Happy Gilmore.

Yes, problem solved. Ha ha. New press release from PGA,  JT to use more appropriate curse words directed at a ball. 

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24 minutes ago, jmanbooyaa said:

Yes, problem solved. Ha ha. New press release from PGA,  JT to use more appropriate curse words directed at a ball. 

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I have no issue with swearing on the golf course, really, but it is important not to tie JT's latest transgression in wth the poll. 

"F****t" isn't a "curse word", it's a homophobic slur.

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On 1/11/2021 at 12:15 PM, ChetlovesMer said:

Hm... what an odd thing to say.

There are so many other curses and obscenities he could have used to express frustration and he chose that.

Really sad on many levels.

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4 hours ago, Shorty said:

I have no issue with swearing on the golf course, really, but it is important not to tie JT's latest transgression in wth the poll. 

"F****t" isn't a "curse word", it's a homophobic slur.

Yeah, it’s an old topic. Was more appropriate here than the 2021 TOC topic.

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I think you need to be respectful of people regardless of race, gender, or sexual orientation. I also think what JT said was disrespectful. He said he was sorry, and I believe him. Hopefully, this will make him aware that words can be hurtful. 

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5 hours ago, Esox said:

Nothing to get butthurt over..........

 

13 hours ago, jmanbooyaa said:

So if JT comes out as gay you are ok with him saying what he said to a ball? Outrageous!

 

You know, it's ok to say that you just don't "get it" and excuse yourself from the conversation.

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This was really poor form. Who even says this? Anyway, he's miked up and it cost him a sponsor. 

Move along JT, put it behind you and stick to the much safer F-Bombs. 

 

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46 minutes ago, TourSpoon said:

This was really poor form. Who even says this? Anyway, he's miked up and it cost him a sponsor. 

Move along JT, put it behind you and stick to the much safer F-Bombs. 

 

JT could take lessons from John Rahm.  Or fu*k it anyway, I could give him lessons!

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4 minutes ago, Double Mocha Man said:

JT could take lessons from John Rahm.  Or fu*k it anyway, I could give him lessons!

A lot of us could give him lessons. If he would have just said, "You sorry m***** f*****," he would still have the big horsey on his shirt. 

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55 minutes ago, TourSpoon said:

This was really poor form. Who even says this? Anyway, he's miked up and it cost him a sponsor. 

It might have cost him more than one... he could be waiting for the other FootJoy to drop.

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2 minutes ago, Double Mocha Man said:

It might have cost him more than one... he could be waiting for the other FootJoy to drop.

That would be a big shoe to fill. 

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I don't know much about endorsements, but despite that bit on the bottom, I don't think Thomas will be signing with Ralph Lauren again.

 

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I've been fans of JT and Jordan Spieth for several years, at least in terms of their swings and off-course charity efforts. But the potty mouths have always been an issue for me. 

That being said, I'm disappointed in Polo and its knee-jerk reaction to what Thomas did. He made a mistake and apologized. What he did was a result of immaturity, not malice. He doesn't deserve the endorsement death penalty that the PC police like to hand out. As long as it's not part of a pattern, I say let it go. 

I draw a distinction between what JT did and what happened with Scott Piercy. While JT's was a spontaneous comment that did not single out anyone, Piercy's comment was directed a specific person (Pete Buttigieg). He took the time to compose the comment in his head, meaning it was premeditated. And the comments about Q-anon? Seriously? 

I've never owned any Polo products but if I did I would avoid future purchases based on this knee-jerk reaction. I certainly hope the Titleist and Foot-Joy don't follow Polo's lead on this. 

 

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