Golf stars will honor Tiger Woods after his most recent car accident by wearing Woods famous red and black colors on the final day of the WGC Workday Championship – but fans are wondering if the honors are necessary.
Woods suffered serious leg injuries in an accident in Los Angeles Tuesday morning in which he lost control of his SUV when it hit a mean mean, crossed into an opposite lane before bumping into a tree and rolling over multiple times.
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The 15-time major winner has since been taken to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, where he is being treated for his injuries while recovering from composite fractures and a broken ankle.
The accident slammed the door to Woods’ planned comeback at the Masters in August in early April after back surgery – and left important questions unanswered as to whether Woods will ever compete at the highest golf level again or not.
Some Tiger colleagues, including Northern Irish star Rory MacIlroy, have reportedly made it clear that they will honor the injured player at the upcoming WGC Workday Championship event by wearing Wood’s famous red and black colors on the pitch.
Fans feared the worst when news of Woods’ accident was filtered out on social media, and twice as when images of the golfer’s wrecked SUV crossed the social media landscape.
Some were reminded of the first reports about 13 months before the helicopter crash that killed another U.S. sports superstar, Kobe Bryant.
Fortunately, Woods escaped a significant injury – but some critics of the tribute say it is an overly exuberant one for the golfer who sustained no life-threatening injuries in the horror blow.
You know he’s still alive … right? This “tribute” is so bizarre for me.
– CJ (@ cjleon03) February 28, 2021
Tiger is not dead, has no cancer … he’s in a serious car accident, his leg is injured. Relax everyone
– Mr_Ron_Mexico (@Mr_R_Mexico) February 27, 2021
Woods has remained on the lips since the crash on Tuesday. On Saturday, a carefully maintained statement appeared on his social media that the golfer is “recovering and in good spirits” while demanding “continued privacy”.
But he will undoubtedly have heard of the tribute McIlroy and others planned for him – even if some of his more die-hard followers do not think it necessary.
And you can be sure that Nike, the apparel brand that has sponsored Woods for much of his career, will be over the moon that Woods’ famous black and red color scheme will be the focus of upcoming golf events, even if their business partner is big money initially from the fairway.
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