She’s the pun queen of the LPGA Tour, especially when it comes to her name. “Gives new meaning to ‘egg on Joh face,’” Tiffany Joh posted on social media after one of her faceplants from a surfboard (Joh’s other athletic passion).
There are plenty of online “Joh mama” jokes and other witticisms from the 10-year Tour veteran from San Diego, long known as one of golf’s all-time comedic geniuses. Follow her on Twitter and Instagram and you get a sense of just how quick her mind operates and how easily she could make a living writing comedy for any number of shows.
But last month, during a spate of violent crimes against Asian Americans, from elderly couples being assaulted on street corners to innocent women being gunned down in the workplace, Joh used her platforms for a somber message of both anguish and hope.
“The rise in hate crimes toward Asians is frightening and heartbreaking,” Joh wrote, accompanying a photo of her holding an old picture of a beautiful young couple. “These are my parents,” she continued. “We are damn proud to be Asian American.”