Tiger Woods tribute causes SERIOUS DEBATE at WGC event

Woods thanked the players for the "touching" tribute, but it seems to have caused a widespread debate on social media.

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Mon, 1 Mar 2021
Tiger Woods tribute causes SERIOUS DEBATE at WGC event

Some of the biggest names in golf paid tribute to Tiger Woods on Sunday by wearing his iconic 'Sunday Red' for the final round of the WGC-Workday Championship, but it seems to have caused a serious debate between golf fans on social media.

With Woods still recovering from his recent car crash and surgery, many of Nike Golf's biggest stars, such as Rory McIlroy, Tommy Fleetwood, Scottie Scheffler and Tony Finau, all wore the black and red combination that Woods made famous.

Players sponsored by other brands weren't involved in the tribute, although I'm sure they would have liked to have been, with adidas Golf star Collin Morikawa a huge fan of Woods and thanked the Big Cat following his three-stroke victory at The Concession.

Max Homa, who recently won the Genesis Invitational, received an onslaught of abuse from golf fans who shamed him for not joining the tribute, although he explained he is under contract to wear certain outfits.

The 15-time major champion sent out a tweet on Sunday, saying that he thought the tribute was "touching" and thanked all the players and fans around the world for helping him through a "tough" time.

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For some reason, the tribute seemed to touch a nerve with a few golf fans, with some people labelling it "ridiculous" simply due to the fact that Woods isn't critically ill following the crash, while others believed it was a respectful gesture to the greatest golfer of all time.

"Cynical world these days. Can't even have a nice gesture without a lot of d*cks questioning it because "Tiger's not critically ill" or dismissing it based on "bigger issues in the world". Things can be mutually exclusive and the world is not binary," read one of the comments on Twitter, after the PGA Tour posted clips and images of some of the tributes on Sunday.

On the other end of the spectrum, one golf fan said: "Why he ain't dead. He will recover. This is ridiculous. Send the man a card. He ain't God. He just a regular guy that plays golf."

Check out some of the other reactions to the tribute below.

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