Steve Elkington, 10-time PGA Tour winner and PGA Championship victor, is an avid Twitter user, with more than 60,000 followers. Unfortunately for Elkington, his style of humor doesn't always line up with his broad reach, according to Yahoo Sports.
On Tuesday, Elkington lumbered into the ongoing story of Michael Sam, an openly gay NFL prospect, and offered up what he later claimed was a joke that backfired. In a since-deleted tweet, Elkington wrote:
"ESPN reporting Michael Sam is leading the handbag throw at NFL combine.... No one else expected to throw today."
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