Tiger Woods (USA) was sweating his way back to the US Professional Golf (PGA) tour after 7 months.
The first round of the PGA Tour Genesis Invitational (par 71) was held at the Riviera Country Club (par 71) in Pacific Palisades, Los Angeles, California on the 17th (Korean time). Woods entered the tournament with his close friends Rory McIlroy (Northern Ireland) and Justin Thomas (USA).
The problem occurred on the 9th hole. Woods slipped his sanitary pad as his tee shot flew farther than Thomas. It was a prop prepared in advance to make fun of Thomas. After receiving the sanitary pad, Thomas accepted Woods’ prank with a big 카지노smile.
The scene sparked controversy as it went viral on social media. USA Today columnist Christine Brennan said, “Woods sent a message to Thomas that he ‘hit like a girl’.” Sky Sports host Sarah Stuck said: “It’s a very stupid move. It’s really disappointing,” he said. Lawyer and author Julie Decaro said, “Men may find these pranks amusing, but they insult women. It’s stupid.”
Woods apologized for the controversy in an interview after the second round of the tournament on the 18th. He said, “It was a joke. However, I am truly sorry if I have made anyone uncomfortable in any way.”