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JT jokes after R-rated celebration: 'Please don't fine me'

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PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. – Even amateur lip-readers could make out what Justin Thomas said after holing his 3-foot putt to win the Honda Classic.

“Let’s go!” Thomas said. “(Expletive) yeah, baby!”

Asked about it afterward, Thomas said sheepishly: “I didn’t know that was obviously going to be on TV or I wouldn’t have said it. Please don’t fine me very much, PGA Tour.”

But the emotion – and the expletive – was understandable, given the challenging conditions all week at PGA National.

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Thomas prevailed over Luke List after making birdie on the first playoff hole, in fading daylight.

“Obviously it wasn’t out of frustration or anything,” Thomas said. “I didn’t know that was on TV, so I apologize to everybody that heard it.”