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Tiger’s Sunday colors all over PGA, LPGA

(Agence France-Presse) - March 2, 2021 - 12:00am

LOS ANGELES – Tiger Woods, recovering in hospital after surgery for serious leg injuries received in a solo car smash, tweeted thanks Sunday for a show of support from fellow pro golfers.

“It is hard to explain how touching today was when I turned on the TV and saw all the red shirts,” the 15-time major champion said in a tweet.

“To every golfer and every fan, you are truly helping me get through this tough time.”

A host of golfers at the World Golf Championships Workday Championship in Bradenton, Florida – and quite a few at the LPGA Tour event in Orlando, as well – took the course for their final rounds wearing Woods’ signature Sunday colors of red and black.

The PGA Tour tweeted a picture of the maintenance staff at its Puerto Rico Open on Sunday all turned out in red and black.

Former world number one Rory McIlroy, Tommy Fleetwood and Tony Finau at the WGC and Phil Mickelson at a PGA Tour Champions event were some of the players who turned out wearing Woods’ iconic color combo.

“I guess for us it’s just a gesture to let him know that we’re thinking about him and we’re rooting for him,” McIlroy said. “Obviously things are looking a little better today than they were on Tuesday, but he’s still got aways to go.”

Collin Morikawa lifted the trophy at Concession Golf Club in Bradenton, joining Woods as the only players to win both a major title and a WGC crown before turning 25.

“Tiger means everything to me,” Morikawa said. “Yes, he had the crash and thankfully he’s okay and will make a quick recovery.

“But I don’t think we say thank you enough, so I want to say thank you to Tiger.”

Woods, 45, underwent hours of emergency surgery to repair what doctors called “significant orthopaedic injuries.

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