Tiger Woods thanks PGA Tour stars for "touching" tribute during WGC final round

Multiple players wore Tiger Woods' iconic 'Sunday Red' during the final round of the WGC-Workday Championship.

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Mon, 1 Mar 2021
Tiger Woods thanks PGA Tour stars for "touching" tribute during WGC final round

Tiger Woods responded to the "touching" tribute on Sunday that saw many of the biggest names in golf wearing his iconic 'Sunday Red' during the final round of the WGC-Workday Championship at The Concession.

With Woods currently recovering from a near fatal car crash last week that led to multiple leg injuries and surgeries, some of the best players in the world paid tribute by wearing the colours that the 15-time major champion made famous.

Many players wore black and red for Sunday's final round, something that Woods started doing during his dominant decade on the PGA Tour, with the likes of Rory McIlroy, Tommy Fleetwood, Tony Finau, Cameron Champ and more, all wearing the iconic combination.

Other players paid tribute in their own way, with Bryson DeChambeau, who uses Bridgestone golf balls, using the Tiger edition on Sunday, with his name printed on the ball, while Justin Thomas wore a similar outfit to what Woods wore at the 2019 Farmers Insurance Open.

"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.

Woods was recently transferred from Harbor-UCLA Medical Center to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center as he continues to recover from surgery and although he is surrounded by some of the best surgeons and medical professionals in the world, some doctors believe it is unlikely that Woods will ever play professional golf again.

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"I would say, unfortunately, it's very, very unlikely that he returns to be a professional golfer after these injuries," said Dr. Michael Gardner, chief of orthopedic trauma at Stanford Medical Center.

"His age, his multiple back issues, this is going to be a very long road ahead if he chooses to attempt to return to his previous level of golfing."

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