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How ought to the PGA Tour react to Justin Thomas’ homophobic slur? Should golf have boycotted Donald Trump sooner? Dame Laura Davies, Nick Dougherty, and Meghan MacLaren characteristic on the Sky Sports Golf podcast

Last Updated: 12/01/21 10:22am

The vodcast edition of the Sky Sports Golf podcast can be seen on Tuesday at 10pm, and on Wednesday at 7pm and 10pm on Sky Sports Golf

The vodcast version of the Sky Sports Golf podcast will be seen on Tuesday at 10pm, and on Wednesday at 7pm and 10pm on Sky Sports Golf

The new Sky Sports Golf podcast is out to look again at per week the place the game has produced loads of undesirable headlines.

Dame Laura Davies, Nick Dougherty and Meghan MacLaren all be a part of host Josh Antmann for a busy opening podcast of 2021, with golf coming below the highlight for its dealing with of a number of controversial storylines over the previous week.

Justin Thomas apologised for utilizing a homophobic slur after a missed putt through the Sentry Tournament of Champions, picked up by a greenside microphone, with the world No 3 coming below scrutiny for his language.

Justin Thomas apologised profusely for his use of a homophobic slur

Justin Thomas apologised profusely for his use of a homophobic slur

“He needs to be punished and fined, because there’s just no place for it,” Dougherty informed the Sky Sports Golf podcast. “What he did just not acceptable in the world of golf. He’s made an unfortunate mistake and something that is really hard to explain, because to swear is one thing but to say something like that is something you can’t take back.

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“I’ve seen the argument that in America it is a very totally different mentality, nevertheless it does not make it proper and make it more acceptable. I’m grateful that he jumped straight up and mentioned that he was actually sorry.”

The 2022 PGA Championship has been moved away from Trump’s course in New Jersey and the R&A confirmed The Open wouldn’t be held at Turnberry – also owned by Trump – for the “foreseeable future”, following Trump supporters illegally and forcibly storming the U.S. Capitol last week.

Donald Trump's course in Bedminster had been due to host the 2022 PGA Championship

Donald Trump’s course in Bedminster had been due to host the 2022 PGA Championship

Gary Player and Annika Sorenstam were criticised for attending the White House to accept the Presidential Medal of Freedom from Trump, with the ceremony taking place a short distance from where the violence occurred.

“It’s so unlucky for these gamers, as they’re legends of the sport and it is such a disgrace they have been caught up on this, as it isn’t their making,” Davies informed the Sky Sports Golf podcast.

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“It would’ve already been in movement, the truth that they have been going there to try this and personally I do not blame them, I blame the powers that be for permitting the ceremony to go forward.”

Away from the controversy, Davies pays tribute to LPGA Tour commissioner Mike Whan after he announced he will be stepping down in the coming months, while Dougherty explains the work Bryson DeChambeau has been doing with World Long Drive champion Kyle Berkshire over the off-season.

Bryson DeChambeau is working on further increasing his ball speed to add further distance off the tee

Bryson DeChambeau is engaged on additional rising his ball pace so as to add additional distance off the tee

The pair additionally provide their 2021 main predictions and take a look at among the gamers who might probably have profitable seasons, whereas MacLaren sits down for an prolonged chat about her profession thus far and discusses her hopes of that includes within the Solheim Cup this autumn.

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The Vodcast model is out now on Sky Sports On Demand, with the present additionally on Sky Sports Golf this Tuesday at 10pm, and Wednesday at 7pm and 10pm.

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