A number of golfers wore red in the final round of the WGC Workday Championship this morning to pay tribute to Tiger Woods who is recovering in a Los Angeles hospital after surgery.
Woods was involved in a single-car accident early last week, suffering multiple leg injuring which has required several surgeries.
Golfers including Australia’s Jason Day and Min Woo Lee donned Tiger’s traditional Sunday red shirt and black pants to pay tribute to the 15-time major champion and wish him well in his recovery.
The golf world pays tribute to Tiger Woods with Sunday reds pic.twitter.com/c5Gfvfmi0Q
— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) February 28, 2021
Woods made his first public comments since the car accident and surgery to acknowledge the sentiment on Twitter.
“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.”
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 USA Today is speculating that Woods may have been asleep at the wheel at the time of the accident rather than speed being a factor in the crash.
They spoke to car accident experts and formulated this theory – which as I said, it purely speculative at the moment.
“To me, this is like a classic case of falling asleep behind the wheel, because the road curves and his vehicle goes straight,” said Jonathan Cherney, a consultant who provides car accident analysis as an expert witness in court cases. Cherney, a former police detective, examined the Woods’ crash site in person since the accident on Tuesday.
“It’s a drift off the road, almost like he was either unconscious, suffering from a medical episode or fell asleep and didn’t wake up until he was off the road and that’s where the brake application came in,” Cherney said.