Harris English ended his wait for a third PGA Tour win with his success at the Tournament of Champions.
After missing a par putt on the fourth hole, a television microphone picked up Justin Thomas using a homophobic slur.
Dustin Johnson and Jon Rahm charged into contention, but Harris English leads in Kapalua, Hawaii.
A two-time winner of the Tournament of Champions, Justin Thomas shares the lead after the first round.
Tiger and Charlie Woods upstaged their rivals at the PNC Championship but finished five shots behind winners Justin and Mike Thomas.
Norwegian golfer Viktor Hovland captured his second PGA Tour title on Sunday.
Emiliano Grillo remains the man to beat heading into Sunday's final round.
An eight-under 63 in the second round saw Emiliano Grillo surge clear at the Mayakoba Golf Classic.
Scottish golfer Russell Knox set the early pace at El Camaleon Golf Club on Thursday.
The third round of The Masters will start with five players level at the top of the leaderboard after Jon Rahm moved on to nine under.