Why Tiger Woods wears red on Sundays, in his own words
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Why Tiger Woods wears red on Sundays, in his own words

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The first image a lot of people have of Tiger Woods is him fist pumping as the final putt sank in the 1997 Masters. Woods was wearing a red Nike sweater and black pants on that day at Augusta National.

In the 16-plus years that have passed, that Sunday outfit hasn't changed much -- at least in terms of color. Woods has continued to wear a red shirt for the final round of every tournament in which he plays. The commitment to red has even led to the nickname "Red Shirt."


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But what got Woods stuck on wearing red in the first place? Woods explained Wednesday in a news conference at the AT&T National.

“I've worn red ever since my college days basically, or junior golf days – big events on the last day,” Woods said. “I just stuck with it out of superstition, and it worked. I just happened to choose a school that actually was red, and we wore red on our final day of events. So it worked out.”

Woods won't be seen in red this Sunday -- he's not competing at Congressional C.C. this week because of an elbow injury -- but the next time he's seen in Scotland at the Open Championship, don't expect him to make a palette change.

“I came out here and I continued it,” he added. “I've had a few wins wearing red, and it's not going to change.”

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