Although Collin Morikawa didn’t get the chance to honor Tiger Woods with his wardrobe on Sunday, the 24-year-old golfer hopes he made his boyhood idol proud with his three-shot win on the WGC-Workday Championship.
“Tiger means everything to me,” Morikawa instructed reporters after the victory. “Yes, he had the crash and thankfully he’s alright and hopefully he has a quick and great recovery, but I don’t think we say thank you enough. So, I want to say thank you to Tiger.”
Morikawa needed to put on pink and black over the weekend as a lot of his fellow rivals did to pay tribute to Woods, 45, who’s recovering following final week’s terrifying automobile crash.
Morikawa stated his shirt acquired caught in transit in Memphis and opted for Woods’ signature black slacks as an alternative.
“My agent said that even though the shirt wasn’t there, go out and play like Tiger would with the lead,” Morikawa stated, according to Golf Channel.
Morikawa and girlfriend Katherine Zhu did ensure that a particular member of their household sported pink, nonetheless, their valuable Goldendoodle Koa.
“Sunday red,” Zhu posted to her Instagram story. “In honor of the GOAT.”
Morikawa now joined his hero Woods because the golfer individual to win a serious and a WGC occasion below the age of 25.
On Sunday, Woods thanked his golf friends for his or her touching tribute in his first feedback for the reason that wreck.
“It is hard to explain how touching today was when I turned on the tv and saw all the red shirt,” Woods tweeted. “To every golfer and every fan, you are truly helping me get through this tough time.”
Woods shattered his proper leg and has in depth accidents to his proper foot within the horrific incident. On Friday, an replace about his situation was posted to Twitter.
“Tiger has moved to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center and received follow-up procedures on his injuries this morning. The procedures were successful, and he is now recovering and in good spirits,” the message learn.
“Tiger and his family want to thank you all for the wonderful support and messages they have received over the past few days. We will not have any further updates at this time,” the message continued.
Woods is presently courting Erica Herman. He has two kids, daughter Sam, 13, and son Charlie, 12, from his earlier marriage to Elin Nordegren.