A host of the world’s best golfers paid tribute to Tiger Woods on Sunday after he was seriously injured in a car accident earlier this week.
Woods is famous for wearing a red shirt and black pants on the last day of tournaments. At the WGC-Workday Championship in Florida on Sunday, golfers including Jason Day, Tony Finau, Tommy Fleetwood, Sebastian Munoz, Rory McIlroy and Patrick Reed wore red in tribute to Woods.
Max Homa, who won last week’s Genesis Invitational and was awarded the trophy by Woods, was abused on social media Saturday for saying he would not wear red and black. He later explained that he was prevented from doing so due to his patronage duties.
“I mean this without hyperbole, this is the weirdest thing I’ve ever experienced on Twitter hahaha,” Homa wrote. “I love Tiger more than you guys. Promise. Listen to an interview from last week. The red and black tomorrow does not prove that. A lifelong attempt to mimic his approach to the game does. “
Meanwhile, at the Puerto Rico Championship, the field team also wore red and black.
Woods has dressed in red and black on Sundays since his early days as a golfer. He said his mother, Tida, had inspired him to do so. “I wear red on Sundays because my mom thinks that’s my power color,” Woods said of the outfit. “And you know that you should always listen to your mom.”
Woods has been operated on for multiple fractures to his right leg after Tuesday’s car accident in Los Angeles that a local police officer said he was “very lucky” to have survived. His injuries are severe enough that there is doubt that the 15-time Major League Baseball champion will ever return to professional golf.
Police say there is no evidence that alcohol or drugs were factors in the accident.