Thomas has worn out the organization's clothes since he turned pro. He's reached No. 1 on earth temporarily on two occasions, won an important in age 24 and seized the FedEx Cup at 2017.
At the next round of this Sentry Tournament of Champions, he also missed a 5-foot par putt on the fourth hole. He is heard stating the slur beneath his breath because he tapped .
Ralph Lauren stated that it was"disheartened" with his own speech.
"In reflecting about the duty we all have to all our stakeholders, we've opted to stop our marvel at Mr. Thomas at the moment."
Thomas was in an overseas holiday and couldn't immediately be reached. He's playing in Abu Dhabi next week about the European Tour.
"It is inexcusable," Thomas stated. "To start, I simply apologize. I am an adult. I am a grown person, there is simply no reason for me to say anything similar to this. It is terrible. I am extremely ashamed. It is not that I am, it isn't the type of person I am or something I do. Regrettably, I did it I have to own it up and I am quite apologetic."
It wound him up.
"While we admit he has apologized and understands the seriousness of his voice, he's a compensated ambassador of our new and his activities struggle with the inclusive culture we attempt to maintain," the firm said in a statement.
Ralph Lauren stated it expects Thomas"does the difficult and necessary work so as to associate with us -- actually analyzing this episode, learning, developing and finally using his stage to encourage inclusion."