Tiger Woods apologizes after handing Justin Thomas a tampon at the Genesis Invitational

    PACIFIC PALISADES, CALIFORNIA - FEBRUARY 16: Tiger Woods of the United States (L) and Justin Thomas of the United States walk off the ninth tee during the first round of the The Genesis Invitational at Riviera Country Club on February 16, 2023 in Pacific Palisades, California. (Photo by Cliff Hawkins/Getty Images)

    (CNN)Fifteen-time major champion Tiger Woods apologized after handing fellow golfer Justin Thomas a tampon during the first round of the Genesis Invitational on Thursday.

    Following Friday's second round at the Riviera Country Club in Pacific Palisades, California, Woods said he didn't mean to offend anyone.
    "It was supposed to be all fun and games and obviously it hasn't turned out that way," Woods told reporters.
      "If I offended anybody, it was not the case, it was just friends having fun. As I said, 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."
        Woods handed Thomas a tampon after outdriving his playing partner on the ninth hole. Thomas immediately discarded the tampon before the two men laughed and hugged as they walked off the tee.
        Some on social media said the incident had sexist overtones, while England women's soccer manager Sarina Wiegman told reporters Saturday: "It is very inappropriate, and I think he has realized that."
        "If tiger spent three months a year bleeding and coping with period pain, they'd make a whole-