Tiger Woods had a strong opening round at the Genesis Invitational and finished 2-under par.

The 15-time major champion is under fire after giving Justin Thomas a tampon after outdriving him on the ninth hole.

Several women have remarked that Woods' joke felt more like an attack directed at them.

Several people have also asserted that giving out feminine hygiene products to 

make fun of someone implies that women are weaker than males. 

The legend addressed the issue in the press interview after round 2 of the Genesis Invitational.

“It was supposed to be all fun and games and obviously it hasn’t turned out that way.”

He expressed regret for whatever hurt his joke may have brought.

Tiger said that the purpose was only to tease his friend.

He is aware that not everyone has seen it in that light.