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Tiger Woods made headlines Thursday for a prank played on fellow PGA tour player Justin Thomas. Woods, 47, outdrove Thomas, 29, on the ninth hole at The Genesis Invitational during the first round.
Tiger sneakily handed something to Thomas while the pair walked off the tee box. Because it’s Tiger Woods, cameras caught the item in question. It was a tampon.
Of course, many people lost their minds over the harmless prank.
So, Tiger Woods apologized.
Lame, but it’s basically the way our society works.
Except 4x Olympic Gold Medalist Michael Johnson wasn’t ready to let Tiger off the hook. He seems to have a problem with the prank, but he REALLY has a problem with the apology.
“Apology starting with ‘If I offended anyone’ is no apology,” Johnson tweeted. “But this is Tiger. Never been a leader and he’s Teflon. Still heralded after all the mistakes so he’s learned nothing. Media focus always on miraculous recovery. Never why the need for recovery.”
Michael Johnson seems to strongly dislike Tiger Woods
Maybe it’s just me, but Johnson seems way too caught up on the wording of the apology. This appears to be a classic case of airing out a grievance that has little do with this particular situation.
“Never been a leader” is an interesting way to attack Tiger, too. Clearly, he’s not talking about a golf tournament leader. Tiger’s been that 82 times in his career.
Golf is a solo sport so there’s no need for Tiger to be a “leader.”
The reason Tiger’s apology isn’t a real apology — Johnson is correct about that — is because he’s not sorry. Why would he be?
Handing Thomas a tampon after outdriving him on a hole is funny. It’s also not offensive — men drive golf balls farther than women drive golf balls.
Why else would there be “women’s tees” on golf courses?
According to LPGA.com, Yuka Saso is the longest hitter on the LPGA tour. Her average drive travels 271 yards. Second is Nelly Korda at 264 yards.
Of the 211 men on the PGA Tour, just three average less than 271 yards off the tee. None average less than 268 yards.
That’s why the joke is funny. That’s why Tiger isn’t actually sorry and why his apology isn’t a “real apology” like Michael Johnson wants.
Can these people get a sense of humor and a hobby, please?
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Sounds like Johnson himself IS a tampon. Never underestimate the amount of men that can only get laid via being simps for feminazism, rather than by being…men.
Sounds like Ben Johnson and his boyfriend need some cuddle time.
”Lighten up, Francis!” It was a joke [Stripes reference]
While Tiger should never have apologized for this prank on Thomas the only point Johnson makes that may have merit is the fact that the media always discusses Tiger’s miraculous recoveries from incidents. They don’t hold him that accountable for what led to these “incidents.” I thought the prank was funny so screw the feminists and that includes the sissy male feminists that criticize it.
His apology for this should have read ” If I offended anyone you probably need a tampon.”