Tiger Woods (USA), who returned after a long absence, apologized after receiving criticism over his prank.
Woods scored 3 with 2 birdies and 5 bogeys in the 2nd round of the PGA Tour Genesis Invitational (total prize money of 20 million dollars) held at the Riviera Country Club (par 71) in Pacific Palisades, California on the 18th (Korean time). He shot an over par 74. 메이저놀이터
Woods, who recorded an interim total of 1 over par 143, was tied for 60th place. The second round is not over, but the cut standard is 1 over par, so it seems that I can barely pass the cut.
He participated in the PGA Tour after about 7 months since the Open Championship in July of last year and 2 years and 3 months after the 2020 Jojo Championship, and the joy of passing the cut was also briefly controversial.
It was because of his inadvertent behavior towards his colleague. When Woods’ tee shot flew farther than his companion Justin Thomas (USA) in the ninth hole, Woods walked down the fairway and handed over a woman’s item (tampon).
Woods and Thomas are known for being close friends. Thomas also understood Woods’ prank and laughed it off. However, this scene was captured on camera, and fans who saw it accused it of sexist behavior.
After the game, Woods explained, “I’m sorry if I offended anyone in any way. It wasn’t my intention.”
The LA Times of the United States pointed out, “Woods should have put himself to a higher standard. He should have rethought even if he played pranks. He is the greatest golfer in history and is immensely popular not only with his fans but also with his colleagues.”