BRADENTON, Fla. – Several players showed up Sunday wearing a red jersey and black pants honoring Tiger Woods for the final round of the WGC-Workday Championship.
Tony Finau probably handled it better, wearing a simulated red golf shirt, black pants, and his Nike cap backwards, the way Woods often comes to tournaments.
And at the Puerto Rico Championship, this week’s opposite field event, the entire field team did it for Woods, who has traditionally worn those colors on Sundays since the early stages of his professional career.
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Woods’ mother Tida suggested the outfit when he was a young professional, and he ended up complying no matter the circumstances.
Woods, 45, was involved in a serious car accident Tuesday that saw him sustain multiple injuries that required surgery. He’s still hospitalized in California.
Among those who came in red were Jason Day, Tommy Fleetwood, Cameron Champ, Sebastian Munoz, Rory McIlroy and Patrick Reed. Jon Rahm and Justin Thomas wore a shade of red that appeared to be more pink.
Day, Bryson DeChambeau and Matt Kuchar also used a Bridgestone golf ball with Tiger’s name stamped on the side.
Max Homa, who won the Genesis Invitational last Sunday and received the tournament trophy at Woods’ Riviera Country Club, said on social media Saturday night that he would honor Woods by trying to play his best; Homa did not have a red shirt nor could he arrange to get one with his various sponsorships. He was immediately scolded on social media.
Between your answers On twitter:
“I am contractually obligated to wear clothing with certain logos that I cannot purchase at Dick’s / Pro shop / Roger Dunn / Walmart / ‘one store’ / etc. Thanks for all the choices!”
“I mean this without hyperbole, this is the weirdest thing I’ve ever experienced on Twitter hahaha. I love Tiger more than you guys. I promise. Listen to an interview from last week. Red and black tomorrow doesn’t prove that. One try. lifetime of mimicking his approach to the game does. ”