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SOUTHPORT, England — Australian golfer Steve Elkington could be disciplined for what he said were his inadvertent “use of language in relation to the Pakistani people” in a Twitter message. He apologized for “comments borne out of frustration” and will accept any punishment he is given.

Elkington, the 1995 PGA champion, tweeted an offensive term while criticizing the English city of Southport.

Golf’s governing body has begun an investigation. The R&A said it has spoken to him about the “inappropriate and regrettable comments.”

In a joint statement with the European Senior Tour and Champions Tour, the R&A said “the matter will be reviewed” before “any disciplinary action against the player” is considered.

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