Golf presenter Sarah Stirk blasts Tiger Woods for tampon prank

‘I’m completely surprised and REALLY disappointed’: Golf presenter Sarah Stirk blasts Tiger Woods after he hands Justin Thomas a TAMPON – and insists his crass actions show that women are seen as ‘inferior to men’ in the sport’s battle for equality

  • Golf presenter Sarah Stirk is fuming at Tiger Woods for his golf course humour
  • During the round he played a bizarre prank by handing Justin Thomas a tampon
  • Stirk believes Woods’ actions show women are viewed as ‘inferior to men’ 

Renowned golf presenter Sarah Stirk has labelled Tiger Woods’ actions that saw him hand a tampon to Justin Thomas during a round as ‘disappointing and crass’.

The American sporting legend made his long-awaited return to action following a lengthy injury lay-off and attempted to add some outdated humour into his round with Thomas.

Having outdrove his opponent on the tee at the ninth hole, 15-time major winner Woods decided to slip a tampon into Thomas’ hand as the duo walked down the fairway, suggesting that the latter plays like a woman.

Thomas threw the item onto the ground and looked surprised at what he had just been handed by his friend, while Woods burst into hysterics having felt his prank was a success. 

However, an erroneous attempt at comedy quickly saw Woods scathed for the gesture and Stirk – furious with the notion – blasted the American for being ‘crass’.

Tiger Woods bizarrely handed Justin Thomas a tampon during the opening round on Thursday

Both men saw the funny side of Woods’ prank, which came after he outdrove Thomas

Sky Sports golf presenter Sarah Stirk has blasted Woods for his actions on the golf course

‘My overriding feelings are completely surprised and really disappointed. I’m a female working in sport, I’m passionate and love the game of golf, and think we are all striving for equality,’ Stirk told Sky Sports.

‘We’ve all seen the massive inroads everyone is doing promoting women’s sport, there is more media exposure, increase in participation levels, we want women sport to be on a level playing field with men.

 ‘I think this incident last night was extremely disappointing and crass to be honest. They are two good friends JT and Tiger Woods, good buddies, play a lot together.

‘Woods outdrove Thomas, it was seemingly done in jest but to me it was sort of laddy, blokeish behaviour,’ she added.

‘He passed him the tampon and is effectively saying ‘look I’ve outdriven you, you’re driving the ball like a woman’.

Woods finished his round strongly but will undoubtedly be unhappy with media furore over his prank

‘This is the inference of the incident that happened and that says females and women are inferior to men.

Woods went on to record an impressive two-under-par round of 69 at the Genesis Invitational but saw his comeback efforts marred by his questionable actions.

The 47-year-old ended his round with three consecutive birdies, delighting the huge crowd at the Riviera Golf Course.

He heads into Friday’s second round five shots off the lead, which is jointly held by American duo Max Homa and Keith Mitchell. 

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