Golf players wore red shirts and black jeans during the WGC-Workday Championship on Sunday out of appreciation for golf legend Tiger Woods, who is hospitalized after a serious car accident a week ago.
Woods reacted on Twitter to the gesture made by numerous individuals in the golf community, including Tommy Fleetwood, Justin Thomas and Cameron Champ, who wore Woods’ signature outfit.
“It is hard to explain how touching today was when I turned on the tv and saw all the red shirts,” Woods wrote Sunday. “To every golfer and every fan, you are truly helping me get through this tough time.”
Golfers at the Gainbridge LPGA on Sunday, including Annika Sorenstam, additionally sported red and black in support of Woods.
PGA Tour Communications tweeted an image Sunday of maintenance staff at the Puerto Rico Open sporting red and black to honor Woods.
Also, golf player Bryson DeChambeau tweeted an image of a golf ball with the name “Tiger” and a red line on it.
“We’re all pulling for you @tigerwoods,” DeChambeau wrote. “A mentor, idol and role model to my career, there’s no one that could come out of this stronger. We’re glad you’re here. See you soon.”
Woods suffered serious leg injuries in a single-vehicle rollover accident a week ago close to Los Angeles, where his SUV crossed a median, went across two lanes of road, at that point hit a tree and arrived on the driver’s side in the brush.
After initial treatment at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, Woods was moved to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, where he got follow-up techniques, a tweet presented Friday on Woods’ Twitter account said. “The procedures were successful, and he is now recovering and in good spirits.”
Woods’ wounds included open breaks to his tibia and fibula that necessary a rod to be inserted, and extra wounds to the bones of the foot and ankle that were settled with screws and pins.