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Rory McIlroy, Justin Thomas to wear red shirt, black pants on Sunday in honor of Tiger Woods
Fifteen-time major winner Tiger Woods is recovering and in “good spirits” after he received successful follow-up procedures on injuries sustained this week in a car accident, according to a statement posted to his Twitter account on Friday.
Woods, considered one of the greatest golfers of his generation, was being treated at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles following the crash on Tuesday, which left him with a fractured right leg and shattered ankle.
“Tiger and his family want to thank you all for the wonderful support and messages they have received over the past few days,” the statement read. “We will not have any further updates at this time.”
Woods, 45, who overcame numerous surgeries to break an 11-year major drought and win the 2019 Masters, had hoped to compete at Augusta in April.
The accident stunned the world of professional sport and prompted an outpouring of support from fellow athletes as well as former U.S. Presidents Donald Trump and Barack Obama.
Meanwhile, in honour of the golf legend, whose career could be in danger due to extensive injuries to his lower right leg and ankle, a number of top golfers have said they will wear red shirts and black pants during the final round of the WGC-Workday Championship in Florida on Sunday.
The wardrobe is an homage to Woods’ signature outfit worn on Sundays, one of the most iconic looks in golf.
Rory McIlroy, who said Woods’ recovery was more important than golf on Thursday, appeared to lead the charge:
Other golfers who pledged to wear the outfit reportedly include Patrick Reed, who won the event last year, and 54-hole leader Collin Morikawa. World No. 3 Justin Thomas revealed on Twitter he would be doing the same, with a striped red shirt.
One golfer who will not be doing it is Max Homa, who currently sits in 19th place at The Concession Golf Club in Bradenton, Florida. Homa endorsed the idea, but said he didn’t have the requisite clothes available.
(REUTERS, Yahoo Sports)