Tiger Woods' Shirt (Yes, Shirt) Sparks Intense Debate

Alex Myers discusses the "creative" color choice that drew the most attention during Tiger's 2019 debut. cool

Released on 1/28/2019

Transcript

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So Tiger Woods made his 2019 debut
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at the Farmers Insurance Open.
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But the most talked about part of his week
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had nothing to do with his golf game.
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It was his Sunday shirt.
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Specifically, the color of his Sunday shirt.
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Tiger's Sunday red has been a superstition
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since his junior golf days.
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And the look as become a symbol of his dominance,
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especially when he's in the lead.
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Golfers seem to melt under pressure in its presence.
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Funny, doesn't work as well for me
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on my annual golf trip.
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In fact, I should give clinics on choking.
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Anyway, Woods showed up in San Diego on Sunday wearing pink?
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That's at least how it appeared
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and golf fans were confused and, in some cases, devastated.
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Is Big Cat colorblind?
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Is he over the whole red thing
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now that Patrick Reed does it?
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Did he make a mistake packing?
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Or was this a sign of him packing it in?
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This was like that whole dress debate
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on Twitter a couple years ago,
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only this was actually important.
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People count on Tiger wearing red on Sundays.
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Sick people, like myself, book people.
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But never fear everyone.
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The mystery was eventually solved
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by Golf Channel analyst/Tiger friend Notah Begay III
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with this tweet.
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Apparently, the Nike shirt is officially listed as Gym Red.
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Whew!
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World order has been restored, although Gym Red?
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That sounds made up.
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During his post-run interview though,
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fans finally got a better look
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and I could confirm, it's red and it's spectacular.
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And my birthday is coming up in a few weeks.
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Just sayin'.
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