Woods has been struggling to keep up with the scores among his peers for several years, especially since the February 2021 car crash that nearly cost him his leg. And the Genesis Invitational has been no less a struggle. [firefly_poll] The tournament is the 47-year-old golf star’s first competitive outing in seven months, and he barely made the cut Friday as he carded a 3-over 74 in the second round. At one over par, Woods tied for 60th place in the tournament as the top 65 players advanced to the next round, ESPN reported. On Saturday he recovered somewhat, according to CBS Sports and was tied at 26th place with an overall 3 under par. While many were excited to see Woods on the course once again, the tampon joke brought much criticism on Thursday. The attacks started when Woods hit a 323-yard drive off the ninth tee while Thomas’ shot rolled to a stop at only 313 yards. It appears that was the moment Tiger was waiting for, because as the two began walking down the fairway, Woods slipped a tampon into Thomas’ hand.
Tiger did some marketing for a feminine product this week, maybe you heard. Here’s his response to the reaction of the clip below after today’s round: https://t.co/KqPvonaApd pic.twitter.com/hQVVP0lXNW— Mirjam Swanson (@MirjamSwanson) February 17, 2023
Yes, Tiger Woods 100% handed Justin Thomas a tampon after he outdrove him. pic.twitter.com/VJbfldyXhw— Busted Coverage (@bustedcoverage) February 17, 2023
Not everyone was amused by Tiger’s tampon joke. USA Today columnis Christine Brennan blasted Woods as a bad “girl dad” for the tampon joke. Brennan slammed Tiger for using the tampon to in essence say, “You play like a girl.” feminist rebuke to Woods.
Tiger Woods had a gift for Justin Thomas after driving it past him on number nine.(via @GettyImages) pic.twitter.com/HXZEQSAhEU — Rick Gehman (@RickRunGood) February 17, 2023
😡WHY did they think this was funny? WHAT was the purpose of it? HOW are we supposed to remove any stigma around periods and menstrual health if top-level sportsmen are pulling stunts like this & giggling like school boys?😡@thewellhq https://t.co/RvTQKuh9CO— Georgie Heath (@GeorgieHeath27) February 17, 2023
Positioning menstruation as weakness is the patriarchy and this is a puerile, stale joke. Let’s put the menstrual cramp machine on Tiger Woods so he can have some more data about menstruation. https://t.co/0tuZdYzjLZ— Jennifer Gunter (@DrJenGunter) February 17, 2023
It remains to be seen if Tiger’s explanation that it was just a private joke meant for “fun” between two pros or if his apology will be accepted by his detractors. But it does show that Tiger continues to have a spotlight on his every move. This article appeared originally on The Western Journal.
Sports commentators laughing, and the fact that Tiger Woods had the tampon in his pocket, ready for the right moment to disrespect women, again 🙄 yeah, I guess Tiger might want to get a refresher on all that therapy he had after his first wife discovered what his other hobby was— liz (@liz63972336) February 17, 2023