Rory McIlroy, Brooks Koepka, Rickie Fowler post Kobe Bryant tributes

Tiger Woods, Justin Thomas and Jon Rahm also pay tribute to the NBA legend who tragically lost his life in a helicopter crash.

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Tue, 28 Jan 2020
Rory McIlroy, Brooks Koepka, Rickie Fowler post Kobe Bryant tributes

Rory McIlroy, Brooks Koepka, Jon Rahm, Rickie Fowler, Justin Thomas and Tiger Woods were just six of golf's biggest names to pay tribute to LA Lakers legend Kobe Bryant who tragically lost his life in a helicopter crash on Sunday morning, along with nine others including his daughter Gianna. 

Tiger Woods, like many of the PGA Tour players competing in the final round of the Farmers Insurance Open on Sunday, only found out about the devastating news when coming off the 18th green. 

"I just heard it from Joey [Joe LaCava, his caddie] while coming off the 18th green," said Woods, who finished tied ninth. 

"I didn't understand why the fans were yelling 'Do it for Mamba' on the back nine. People yell things all the time. I was just plodding along and doing my own thing, and then when Joey told me here, it's just unbelievable the reality that he is no longer here."


Take a look at what some of golf's other big names had to say about Bryant...





#ripmamba #mambamentality #english #español

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RIP to the 9 passengers aboard that helicopter this’s a tragedy...Allison and I are sending our thoughts and prayers to all the families Kobe, I never had the privilege of meeting you but the one thing I would hear time after time was about your amazing work will always be among the greats and your work ethic is just one of the reasons for’re a legend, an icon, a hero! The amount of people that throw up a shot, any kind of shot, and yell “Kobe”...countless! I know I will be throwing them up daily...thank you for having such a positive impact and inspiring so many people around the will never be forgotten but will for sure be missed! RIP Kobe RIP Gianna

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RIP, Mamba. You will forever be an idol to me

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