By Tony Winterburn •
Published: 01 Mar 2021 • 9:26
Tiger Woods Tweets From His Hospital Bed To Thank Fellow Golfers And Fans For Their Support. image: Pexels
Tiger Woods Tweets From His Hospital Bed To Thank Fellow Golfers And Fans For Their Support.
Tiger Woods tweeted that he was “touched” after several pros dressed in his iconic red top at a PGA tournament in Florida on Sunday. It was Woods’ first public comment since his serious car accident last week.
The likes of Rory McIlroy, Jason Day, Tony Finau, Tommy Fleetwood, Sebastian Munoz and Patrick Reed donned the red top as well as a black cap and black trousers in a visual message of support for the 15-time major winner, who underwent major surgery on multiple open fractures on his right leg and ankle last Tuesday.
Woods has worn red and black on Sundays since his early days as a golfer and has said he had been inspired to do so by his mother, Tida, who said it was his “power colour.”
“It is hard to explain how touching today was when I turned on the TV and saw all the red shirts. To every golfer and every fan, you are truly helping me get through this tough time,” Woods tweeted on Sunday night.
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’s iconic colour 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.
“He’s got a huge recovery ahead of him. But I think (it’s) just for everyone to show their appreciation for what he means to us out here. If there was no Tiger Woods, I just think the tour and the game of golf, in general, would be in a worse place. He’s meant a lot to us, he still does mean a lot to us and I think that was just a little way to show that.”
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