Tiger Woods can’t catch a break. Despite the fact that Woods is back and playing well, in fact he made the cut in his first tour event since the British Open last July, he faces backlash for a viral video of him playing a prank on his friend and playing partner Justin Thomas. On the ninth tee, Woods outdrove Thomas, going 323 yards off the tee to Thomas’ 313. Not that remarkable until you consider Tiger is 47 and Justin Thomas is 29. Tiger took advantage of the moment and slipped a tampon to Thomas which was caught on video. Never missing an opportunity to get attention, the woke crowd had a meltdown. The New York Post reports:
The golf legend was blasted by a women’s empowerment group for a tampon prank Thursday at the Genesis Invitational in what marked his first PGA Tour event in seven months.
Kara Sugar, the CEO of the Women’s Global Empowerment Fund, said Woods’ gag was “misogynistic” and “tone-deaf” and “straight-up disrespectful to women and girls all over the world,” per TMZ.
She continued, questioning if Woods is insinuating that “periods are embarrassing or shameful or a sign of weakness?”
Wait, I’m confused… Tiger Woods handing another man a tampon is unacceptable but putting tampons in the boy’s bathroom is totally OK… Y’all liberals have lost your minds
— Tomi Lahren (@TomiLahren) February 18, 2023
Was it misogynistic and tone deaf, or was it a good-natured jab at his friend because despite his age and declining health he outdrove him? It’s not an insinuation against women in any way. The fact is men are bigger, stronger, and hit the ball farther than women do. Hence the fact that there are “ladies tees” on literally every golf course.
However, the obscure women’s group Women’s Global Empowerment Fund as well as far-left publications such as Sports Illustrated and the USA Today seized on the moment to clutch their pearls, swoon and get clicks, all the while forgetting what the left has done to devalue women and girls, particularly in sports in the last few years. The New York Post continued:
All was going well for the 15-time major champion during Thursday’s opening round — his first on Tour since the British Open last July — when a Getty Images photographer captured Woods slipping playing partner Justin Thomas a Tampax tampon after outdriving him on the ninth hole.
The gesture suggested that Thomas was playing like a girl.
Many took to social media to criticize Woods, while some also defended him. Former pro golfer turned influencer Paige Spiranac tweeted, “If anyone tries to cancel Tiger over this we riot. It’s funny.”
Despite the fact that the actual golfing community and another female golfer defended Woods, the leftist machine was already set in motion. What Woods did was a good-natured prank, not a criticism against women and periods. Some went as far as to mention Woods own daughter while trying to shame the golfing legend. The Post also offered:
The Women’s Global Empowerment Fund didn’t think so, though. Woods, 47, has a 15-year-old daughter, Sam, and the group said the intended “joke” does not set a good example for her and distracts from how women and female athletes handle their periods while living life normally.
— david lynn (@DaveLynndawg) February 18, 2023
Woods had to make the obligatory apology to satiate the woke mob. Instead of being able to focus on playing a game, having fun, and resurrecting his legendary career, Tiger had to deal with the distraction of faux outrage from people trying to drum up clicks and likes. The Post concludes;
“It was supposed to be all fun and games and obviously it hasn’t turned out that way,” Woods said. “If I offended anybody, it was not the case, it was just friends having fun.
“If I offended anybody in any way, shape or form, I’m sorry. It was not intended to be that way. It was just, we play pranks on one another all the time and virally I think this did not come across that way but between us it was — it’s different.”
The irony of course is the left has taken a blowtorch to women and women’s sports. Liberals would have any man that feels pretty playing in women’s sports. Not just at the professional level either. High school and college girls have lost numerous opportunities because of the damage the woke left has done to women’s sports.
Accusing Tiger Woods of misogyny for slipping a tampon to another male player is absurd considering this is the same societal movement that seeks to make us all believe men can menstruate and get pregnant and gender isn’t real. Maybe Thomas started his period? Did anyone ask? Nothing Tiger Woods can do would be more damaging to women than the actual people that are crying salty tears over a prank.
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