Kevin Kisner apologized on Saturday afternoon for a “reckless remark” he made on Twitter towards the coronavirus pandemic.
Former NBA player Rex Chapman tweeted at simply after 1 a.m. ET that he was upset over President Donald Trump’s response to the virus, as a buddy’s dad and mom had died due to Covid-19, his personal dad and mom have been within the hospital, and certainly one of his youngsters had examined constructive on Friday. Kisner tweeted a couple of hours later, “Guess they will’t observe the rules.”
Kisner deleted the tweet after which apologized.
“Earlier this morning, I made a reckless remark,” Kisner’s tweet read. “I diminished the actual expertise of ache and loss suffered by many in the course of the pandemic. I’m not with out empathy, however I actually exercised poor judgement. I apologize to @RexChapman and anybody else that was harm by my remark.”
The PGA Tour informed numerous shops that Kisner’s unique tweet was “each disappointing and out of character.”
“His remarks don’t mirror the character of our sport or group, each of which try to supply compassion and unity,” the assertion mentioned. “We had been happy to see Kevin take possession of the state of affairs and have since spoken to him immediately. We may have no additional public touch upon the matter.”
Chapman responded to Kisner’s unique tweet by tweeting, “I gotta block ya now.” He then tweeted that he wouldn’t settle for Kisner’s apology. “Accomplished with folks such as you. All of us are,” he wrote.
Kisner is a member of the coverage board that helped develop the Tour’s return to play in mid-June after its shutdown in mid-March as a result of pandemic. This week’s Safeway Open is the Tour’s 14th consecutive event.
Every has been performed with out followers, and Kisner mentioned earlier than final week’s Tour Championship that he hopes they will return in the beginning of the brand new 12 months.
“I feel we’ll transition to spectators as quickly as we really feel like now we have a very good plan that the gamers are snug with,” Kisner mentioned. “We want the followers again. With out the followers, the tournaments aren’t the identical. The revenues aren’t the identical. We want them again. All of us need to play in entrance of followers. We respect the thrill that the followers create. We respect having folks applauding for our golf pictures aside from the one or two volunteers on a gap.”