Tiger Woods says the tribute golfers gave him was ‘moving’
Tiger Woods says it was “moving” to see other golfers honor him by donning his red and black colors during the final round of the WGC-Workday Championship in Bradenton, Florida on Sunday. The woods were seriously injured in a reverse car accident last week.
“It’s hard to explain how touching it was today when I turned on the TV and saw all the red shirts,” he wrote on Twitter. “To every golfer and every fan, you are truly helping me through this difficult time.”
Players wore red shirts and black pants at the Concession Golf Course to support Woods who is recovering in hospital.
Colin Morikawa, 24, won the tournament, becoming the only other player besides Woods to win a major championship and a world championship in golf before the age of 25. Morikawa, who said he didn’t receive the red jersey in time, spoke about how important woods is for him after his victory.
“Tiger means everything to me,” Morikawa said. “Yes, he had the accident and luckily he is fine and I hope he recovers quickly and well. But I think we don’t say ‘thank you’ enough, so I want to say thank you to Tiger. Because that sometimes you lose people too soon. Kobe. I lost my grandpa about a month ago and you guys don’t say thank you enough. So thank you guys.”
The 45-year-old golf legend suffered “significant” leg injuries in the accident in Los Angeles, local officials said. He was taken to a local hospital, where he successfully underwent emergency surgery.
Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva said investigators are treating the crash as “purely” an accident. Villanueva said there were no initial signs that Woods was intoxicated.
Woods, widely regarded as one of the greatest golfers of all time, has 82 career PGA Tour wins, including 15 major championships.