Scott Piercy Dropped By Sponsors After Sharing Homophobic Post

Titleist, FootJoy and J Lindeberg have dropped Piercy after he shared a homophobic Instagram post about a US politician

Scott Piercy Dropped By Sponsors After Sharing Homophobic Post
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Titleist, FootJoy and J Lindeberg have dropped Piercy after he shared a homophobic Instagram post about a US politician

Scott Piercy Dropped By Sponsors After Sharing Homophobic Post

Scott Piercy has had his contracts terminated by Titleist, FootJoy and J Lindeberg after a homophobic Instagram story post.

The American shared a homophobic meme about former US Presidential hopeful Pete Buttigieg.

He also referenced a far-right conspiracy group called QAnon in another post.

There was no statement from Titleist or FootJoy, but parent company Acushnet confirmed to Golf Digest that Piercy's contract had been terminated.

J Lindeberg, Piercy's apparel sponsor, did make a statement.

“As a global lifestyle brand, we strive to support and show our love and compassion for all demographics around the world,” J.Lindeberg said.

“When we choose our ambassadors, we choose individuals we know will represent us well on and off the golf course. The claims from Scott Piercy were unacceptable and far from our views and beliefs. We have since terminated our contract with Mr. Piercy.

“We, J.Lindeberg, as a company do not stand by the statements made by Piercy and we want to make sure our customers, employees, and other ambassadors know we support all communities and have no room for hate or discrimination in our company.”

Piercy apologised on Instagram and said that he never meant to offend anyone.

"Whenever I post my intent is NEVER to offend," he wrote.

"I want to apologize if any of my recent story posts have been offensive. I will do better!"

Piercy has won four times on the PGA Tour and is currently 94th in the world.

He was T2nd at the 2016 US Open.

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Elliott Heath is our Senior Staff Writer and has been with Golf Monthly since early 2016. He graduated in Sports Journalism in 2016 and currently manages the Golf Monthly news, courses and travel sections as well as our large Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages. Elliott has interviewed some huge names in the golf world including Sergio Garcia, Thomas Bjorn, Bernd Wiesberger and Scotty Cameron as well as a number of professionals on the DP World and PGA Tours. He has also covered the 2022 Masters from Augusta National as well as three Open Championships including at Carnoustie in 2018 when he was inside the ropes with Tiger Woods. He has played 31 of our Top 100 golf courses, with his favourites being both Sunningdales, Woodhall Spa, Old Head and Alwoodley. He currently plays at West Byfleet Golf Club in Surrey, where his handicap index floats anywhere between 4-6. His golfing highlight is making albatross on the 9th hole on the Hotchkin Course at Woodhall Spa, and he has made one hole-in-one.


Elliott is currently playing:


Driver: Honma TR20

3 wood: TaylorMade SIM2 Max

2 iron: Mizuno MP-18 MMC Fli-Hi

Irons: Mizuno MP5 4-PW

Wedges: Cleveland RTX ZipCore 50, 54, 58

Putter: Odyssey White Hot OG #5

Ball: Titleist Pro V1x