Tiger Woods’ decision to give Justin Thomas a tampon after outdriving him at the Genesis Invitational has drawn mixed reactions.
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When they walked off the ninth tee in the first round, Woods, who was competing at the highest level for the first time since July, was spotted passing the item to Thomas.
Thomas instantly threw it to the ground as Woods laughed and surrounded his playing partner.
“We will fight if somebody tries to cancel Tiger because of this. The well-known social media influencer Paige Spiranac tweeted, “It is amusing!
I want a Ryder Cup-style match between the LIV and the PGA tour so Tiger can throw Phil (Mickelson) a tampon after outdriving him.
Some people were less amused by Woods’ sense of humor than others, with noted sports journalist Rick Reilly writing: “All his humor is awful and tops out at 7th grade.”
Following his opening round of 69 at Riviera, Woods was not questioned about the incident, but the third player in his group, world number two Rory McIlroy, confessed he had not liked being outdriven by the 47-year-old.
After his 67, McIlroy stated “, “I’m going to go work on the range.” “At the beginning of the week, in the loft, I raised my driver one click. I might have to lower it once more. I don’t like it when he hits the ball at me.”
When Woods crashed his car in Los Angeles two days after the Genesis Invitational in February 2021, he was still recovering from his fifth back surgery. He broke several bones in his right leg and ankle.
After being out of action for 14 months, Woods came back for the 2022 Masters. He made the cut at Augusta National and the US PGA Championship the following month but quit after the third round.
The 15-time major winner didn’t make the cut in the Open at St. Andrews, and he had to drop out of the Hero World Challenge in the first week of December because his right foot hurt from plantar fasciitis.
Later that month, he played a made-for-TV exhibition over 12 holes and the PNC Championship with his son Charlie, but he was allowed to ride in a cart at both events.