Tiger Woods touched by golfers wearing black and red in his honour

Rory McIlroy, of Northern Ireland, hits onto the seventh fairway from the rough along the third fairway during the final round of the Workday Championship golf tournament Sunday, Feb. 28, 2021, in Bradenton, Fla. McIlroy's tee shot on the seventh hole had landed on the adjacent hole. (Phelan M. Ebenhack / AP)

Tiger Woods says he was touched to see his peers across the world of golf pay tribute to him by wearing his trademark "Sunday Red" as he continues to recover from a devastating car crash earlier this week.

"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 wrote on Twitter late Sunday.

Golfers on both the PGA and LPGA Tours were seen sporting Woods' famous Sunday colours, including the likes of Rory McIlroy, Phil Mickelson, Tony Finau, Tommy Fleetwood and Annika Sorenstam.

Woods suffered severe injuries early Tuesday morning after an SUV he was driving in a suburb of Los Angeles crossed a median, hit a tree and ended up on its side.

The golf legend was transported to hospital and underwent multiple hours of surgery on his shattered tibia in his right ankle, which included inserting a rod and screws into his leg.

He had more operations on his injuries Friday and is "recovering and in good spirits."

With files from The Associated Press

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