Tiger Woods (USA) returned to the field after 7 months, but he was embroiled in further controversy aside from bad results.
On the 18th (Korean time), Woods participated in the 2nd round of the PGA Tour Genesis Invitational (total prize money of 20 million dollars, about 26 billion won) held at the Riviera Country Club (par 71) in Palisades, California, USA. He tied 2 birdies and 5 bogeys to hit a 3-over par 74.
Woods, who appeared in the first round the previous day, performed well with a 2-under-par 69, but was sluggish in the second round.
He tied for 60th with an interim total of 1 over par 143, and barely reached the 1 over par, the expected standard for passing the cut.
However, in the second round, 14 players could not finish the second round due to the sunset, so the cut was not confirmed.
Woods, who started the game on the 10th hole (par 4), missed a 2.7m birdie putt on the same hole, and also missed a 1.3m putt on the 11th hole (par 5), failing to reduce the number of strokes. In hole 12 (par 4), the ball fell into the rough and bunker in succession, and the first bogey came out, and in hole 13 (par 4), the tee shot fell into the rough and the putting was shaken, so I wrote down consecutive bogeys. 토토사이트
He pulled out birdies on the 14th hole (par 3) and 17th hole (par 5), but swayed greatly by pouring out 3 bogeys in the last 4 holes.
However, Woods had to bow his head not because of the content of the match, but because of a mistake he made the day before.
On the 17th, the image of Woods suddenly holding out a sanitary pad to his friend Justin Thomas (USA), whom he played with in the same group in the first round, was captured on camera. This spread quickly through social media, and Woods received fierce criticism from public opinion.
A critic from USA Today columnist, an American media outlet, pointed out, “When Woods’ tee shot flew farther than Thomas’, he handed him a sanitary pad to mean ‘You hit a shot like a girl'” and said, “Woods, who has a 15-year-old daughter, It was something that shouldn’t have been done.”
As the controversy grew, Woods finished the second round on the 18th and bowed his head, saying, “It was a joke with no bad intentions,” and “I’m sorry if I hurt anyone.”
Meanwhile, Kim Joo-hyung (21) of Korea, who participated in the tournament, tied for 33rd with a 1-under 141 strokes.