Tiger Woods Gives Alabama Alum a Gift During First Round
The 2023 Genesis Invitational marked the return of the biggest name in golf to a PGA Tour event. Tiger Woods was paired with Alabama alum Justin Thomas and Rory McIlroy for his first competitive round since The Open Championship in July of last year.
McIroy, Thomas and Woods all finished their rounds under-par and seemed to enjoy playing with one another. Woods and Thomas are famously friends, they live in the same neighborhood in Florida and the pair have often described their relationship as brotherly.
Woods and Thomas shared an interesting moment off the ninth tee as the senior smacked his drive farther than the younger player, despite not playing a competitive round in nearly a year and having numerous bodily ailments.
As the trio walked off the tee box Woods walked beside Thomas and put a tampon in his hand on the low as a subtle jab at his driving prowess.
The practical joke didn't distract the pair as both Woods and Thomas took a par on the ninth after the prank was pulled.
Is the joke appropriate from Woods?
Sarah Spain of ESPN insinuates that Woods is insecure and sexist in his prank on Thomas. Obviously Woods is taking a jab a Thomas's strength off the tee-box, but does he cross the line by bringing women into it?
Woods, Thomas and McIlroy are in the middle of playing round two at The Genesis Open at The Riviera Country Club.
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