PGA TOUR pro Scott Piercy had to issue an apology after posting a homophobic tweet directed at South Bend mayor Pete Buttigieg. Buttigieg ended up ending his 2020 presidential candidacy campaign, and Piercy posted a suggestive meme on his social media account that implied Buttigieg was homosexual.
Piercy posts alt-right conspiracy theories
He also has been accused of posting alt-right memes and referencing extreme far-right conspiracy theories, such as “QAnon”, which is an “8-chan” conspiracy theory that follows the idea that the United States government is secretly running a criminal enterprise.
The PGA TOUR made a statement in reference to the meme that Piercy posted saying, “We were made aware of Scott’s post and are disappointed in the lack of judgment used.”
Although the PGA TOUR does have a policy on public comments, but they haven’t commented on whether or not his comments violated that policy. In the PGA TOUR player handbook, it says, “public comments that a member knows, or should reasonable know, will harm the reputation or financial best interests of a tournament sponsor or charity are expressedly covered by this section. Any violation of this section shall be considered conduct unbecoming a professional.”
Scott Piercy apologizes for “offensive posts”
After social media started producing a whirlwind of backlash for Scott Piercy, he went on Instagram to post an apology. “Whenever I post my intent is NEVER to offend. I want to apologize if any of my recent posts have been offensive. I will do better!”
This recent controversy didn’t affect his gameplay, as the PGA TOUR pro displayed an impressive performance during the Arnold Palmer Invitational presented by MasterCard.
Scott Piercy ended up hitting 14 of 14 fairways and 11 of 18 greens within regulation. By the 18th hole, Piercy ended up sinking a 19-foot putt, which ultimately moved him to a spot just under number 1 under the round.
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