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In his first public comment since his car accident last week, the 15-time major winner said he was “touched” by the tribute from his fellow pros.

Tiger Woods tweeted that he was “touched” after several pros dressed in his iconic red top at a PGA tournament in Florida on Sunday. It was Woods’ first public comment since his serious car accident last week.
The likes of Rory McIlroy, Jason Day, Tony Finau, Tommy Fleetwood, Sebastian Munoz and Patrick Reed donned the red top as well as a black cap and black trousers in a visual message of support for the 15-time major winner, who underwent major surgery on multiple open fractures on his right leg and ankle last Tuesday.
Woods has worn red and black on Sundays since his early days as a golfer and has said he had been inspired to do so by his mother, Tida, who said it was his “power color.”
“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,” Woods tweeted on Sunday night.
Woods was hurt Tuesday when the SUV he was driving on a downhill stretch crossed into oncoming lanes and flipped several times. After undergoing surgery at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center following the crash, Woods was transferred to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center on Thursday for “continuing orthopedic care and recovery.”