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Golf tournament removes 'insensitive' tweet on Cinco de Mayo

  • Phil Mickelson hits from a sand trap on the third hole during the first round of the Wells Fargo Championship golf tournament at Quail Hollow Club in Charlotte, N.C., Thursday, May 5, 2016. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)

    Phil Mickelson hits from a sand trap on the third hole during the first round of the Wells Fargo Championship golf tournament at Quail Hollow Club in Charlotte, N.C., Thursday, May 5, 2016. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)  (The Associated Press)

  • Phil Mickelson putts on the first hole during the first round of the Wells Fargo Championship golf tournament at Quail Hollow Club in Charlotte, N.C., Thursday, May 5, 2016. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)

    Phil Mickelson putts on the first hole during the first round of the Wells Fargo Championship golf tournament at Quail Hollow Club in Charlotte, N.C., Thursday, May 5, 2016. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)  (The Associated Press)

The Wells Fargo Championship deleted a photo posted on its official Twitter account of fans wearing sombreros and fake mustaches to celebrate Cinco de Mayo after it was deemed insensitive.

Tournament spokesman Lee Patterson told The Associated Press in an email Thursday that "our intention was to help fans celebrate Cinco de Mayo. We received some comments that we were being insensitive, which was never the tournament's intention. So, we took the image down."

The image of fans standing around what appeared to be a cutout of player Phil Mickelson was posted Thursday morning before removed a few hours later.

The PGA Tour event opened Thursday at Quail Hollow Club.