Sat. Sep 30th, 2023

Tiger Woods, the ‘Emperor of Golf’ who returned after 7 months, apologized after receiving criticism for handing a sanitary napkin to another player as a joke during a game.

According to Yonhap News on the 18th, the problem started when Woods handed a sanitary napkin to his partner Justin Thomas (USA) at the 9th hole in the 1st round of the PGA Tour Genesis Invitational held on the 16th (local time)카지노. caught

They are known to be close friends rather than siblings, but controversy arose as this scene spread through social media.

USA Today columnist Christine Brennan pointed out, “(Woods) teased Thomas by saying, ‘You hit like a woman.

Sky Sports host Sarah Stuck also criticized the move, calling it “very stupid” and “really disappointing.”

Lawyer and author Julie Decaro said, “For men, this behavior may be playful, but for women, it is insulting.”

When the controversy arose, after the second round on the 17th, Woods explained, “It was a joke” and “It was not a bad intention.” At the same time, he lowered his head to apologize if he had offended anyone.

Meanwhile, Woods, who returned to the field after 7 months, showed off the appearance of ‘Golf Emperor’. In the first round of the PGA Tour Genesis Invitational (total prize money of 20 million dollars) held at the Riviera Country Club (par 71) in Palisades, California on the 16th, Woods shot 2 under par 69 with 3 bogeys to 5 birdies. hit

Although he was 5 strokes behind the leaders Max Horma and Keith Mitchell (USA) with a 7-under-par 64, considering the long field gap, 48 years of age, and the aftermath of a car accident, he was in a much better game than expected. evaluation comes out.

The speed of the ball hit with a driver approached 180 miles per hour, rather than Rory McIlroy (Northern Ireland) and Justin Thomas (USA) who played together. With a sharp attack on the green following a long hit, he showed performance comparable to that of his heyday.

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