Tiger Woods may never step foot on the course ever again at the PGA level, but the golf world paid tribute to him in a big way on Sunday.
The final round of the WGC-Workday Championship took place at Bradenton, and had Woods not recently suffered major injuries in a brutal car crash, he’d have been playing in it.
But his peers made his presence felt on the course anyway.
A number of golfers — Justin Thomas, Rory McIlroy and Patrick Reed among them — wore black and red as a display of support for Woods. That particular color scheme was Woods’ signature look, and it made for a pretty great gesture.
It didn’t take Woods long to thank them with a heartfelt Twitter post.
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.
— Tiger Woods (@TigerWoods) March 1, 2021
The guys had heavy hearts, but they channeled those feelings to send a tremendous message to Woods, who was clearly taken aback by it.