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How Phil Mickelson went way above and beyond to show his support for Tiger Woods on Sunday

March 01, 2021

From the PGA Tour to the LPGA to the PGA Tour Champions, golfers showed their support for a hospitalized Tiger Woods by wearing his traditional Sunday red shirt. Some players pulled off the look better than others—poor Scottie Scheffler looked like he got the last double XL in the pro shop—but no one made a bigger effort to join this tribute than Phil Mickelson.

One of Woods' oldest friends/rivals, Mickelson sported a red-and-black look for the final round of the Cologuard Classic. After shooting 73 to finish T-20—marking the first time he hasn't won on the senior circuit in three career starts—the five-time major champ explained he had to purchase a red shirt because he doesn't own any. But it gets better.

With the tournament located in Tucson, the Arizona State product shared he had to buy a shirt with the logo of rival Arizona. Not surprisingly, Mickelson made sure to cover that up while he was on the course, but he gave a humorous summary of his situation after. Have a listen:

"I hope he knows that we're supporting him," Mickelson said before joking, "because that was a lot for me to do. No, just kidding!"

Seriously, though, well done, Phil. Tiger noticed everyone's efforts, but that's going above and beyond. Of course, we're guessing that shirt won't ever see Mickelson's closet.