Tiger Woods: Rory McIlroy and Phil Mickelson assist ‘actually serving to’ injured golfer
Tiger Woods expressed his gratitude after seeing a number of female and male golfers present their assist on Sunday.
The 15-time main winner, 45, is recovering from leg accidents sustained in a automotive accident final Tuesday.
“It’s exhausting to elucidate how touching at this time was once I turned on the TV and noticed all of the crimson shirts,” Woods tweeted.
“To each golfer and each fan, you might be actually serving to me get by means of this powerful time.”
McIlroy, Tommy Fleetwood, Patrick Reed and Tony Finau had been amongst those that wore crimson and black whereas competing on the WGC-Workday Championship in Florida, which was received by USA’s Collin Morikawa.
Phil Mickelson did the identical at a PGA Tour Champions occasion in Arizona, as did Annika Sorenstam on the LPGA’s Gainbridge Championship.
“I assume for us it is only a gesture to let him know that we’re fascinated about him and we’re rooting for him,” mentioned McIlroy, 31.
“Issues are trying somewhat higher at this time than they had been on Tuesday, however he is nonetheless bought a methods to go.
“If there was no Tiger Woods, I simply assume the tour and the sport of golf usually can be in a worse place. He is meant rather a lot to us; he nonetheless does imply rather a lot to us.”
Morikawa’s victory at The Concession in Bradenton noticed him be a part of Woods as the one gamers to win each a significant and the WGC title earlier than turning 25.
“Tiger means the whole lot to me,” mentioned Morikawa, 24. “I do not assume we are saying thanks sufficient, so I need to say thanks to Tiger.”
Woods faces a protracted interval of restoration however was reported to be “in good spirits” after being moved to a brand new Los Angeles hospital for therapy on Friday.
He was already recovering from his fifth again surgical procedure and hoped to have the ability to compete on the Masters in April.