McIlroy and Thomas among golfing stars wearing red to honour Woods

Rory McIlroy and Justin Thomas among golfing stars who will wear red on final day of WGC event in Florida to honour Tiger Woods after his horrific car crash in Los Angeles this week

  • Tiger Woods is recovering in hospital after a horror car crash in LA this week 
  • The 15-time major winner was left with a fractured right leg and shattered ankle 
  • A number of golfers on the final day of the WGC event will wear red and black
  • Woods sports signature colours on Sundays and they will be worn to honour him 

Rory McIlroy and Justin Thomas are among the golfers set to don Tiger Woods’ signature Sunday red and black during the final round of the World Golf Championships event in Florida to honour the 15-time major.

Woods, considered the greatest golfer of his generation, was being treated at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles after Tuesday’s horror crash left him with a fractured right leg and shattered ankle.

The 45-year-old is recovering and in ‘good spirits’ following the crash that left the world of sport in complete shock.

A number of golfers are set to don Tiger Woods’ signature red and black colours to honour him

An 82-time PGA Tour winner, Woods famously wears a red shirt and black trousers on Sundays.

Collin Morikawa, who leads by two shots over Brooks Koepka at the Concession Golf Club, will wear the same colour combination, along with Patrick Reed, according to Golf Channel.

American Max Homa endorsed the idea but said he would be unable to participate as he did not pack the colours required.

Ten-time major champion Annika Sorenstam, who is playing her first LPGA Tour tournament in 13 years, will also wear red and black in the final round of the Gainbridge LPGA event in Orlando.

Justin Thomas (above) and Rory McIlroy are among the players paying tribute to legend Woods

McIlroy has played down expectations of another miracle comeback from the sporting icon

McIlroy has been keen to play down expectations of yet another miracle comeback from Woods following his memorable Masters triumph in 2019.

The Northern Irishman is known to have idolised Woods growing up and the two remain good friends.

‘He’s a human being at the end of the day,’ said McIlroy.

‘He’s clearly got some very bad injuries and he’s already been through so much.

‘At this stage, everyone should just be grateful that he’s here, he’s alive and his kids haven’t lost their dad. Golf is so far out of the equation right now.’   

Woods sustained non life-threatening injuries following a car crash in Los Angeles on Tuesday

With uncertainty now looming over his career, Woods and his family thanked their well-wishers following a follow-up procedure on his horror injuries.

He had been driving, alone, along a downhill stretch of road in LA renowned for its high frequency of accidents, police claimed.

His vehicle collided with the central reservation, veered into the opposite lane and then rolled over several times before careering down an embankment.

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