Rory Reveals Tiger Texted Him “Some Heat” After Lousy Final Round at Bay Hill

Rory McIlroy and Tiger Woods
Rory McIlroy and Tiger Woods look on while having lunch at a picnic table following the third round of THE NORTHERN TRUST at TPC Boston on Aug 22, 2020 in Norton, Mass. Photo by Keyur Khamar/PGA TOUR via Getty Images

Rory McIlroy suggested that Tiger Woods’ health is improving and that he could soon be discharged from the hospital to start his rehabilitation at home in Florida.

Woods, who sustained serious leg injuries in a car crash in Los Angeles, is currently recovering in Cedars Sinai Medical Center.

As the defending champion of the PLAYERS, McIlroy appeared on NBC’s “Tonight Show” to plug the PGA Tour’s flagship tournament, and dropped the news when asked about Woods by host Jimmy Fallon.

“I’ve spoken to him a little bit,” said McIlroy via video from TPC Sawgrass, ahead of THE PLAYERS Championship. “He’s doing better. I think all the guys have reached out to him.

“Hopefully if things go well over the next week or so he might be able to get home and start recovery at home, which would be great for him.

“See his kids, see his family.”

When asked if Tiger sends along any kind of advice for his game, McIlroy added, “He texted me some words of encouragement before the final round at Bay Hill on Sunday and things didn’t quite go to plan.

“And he was the first one to text me and be like ‘what’s going on here?’

“So even from the hospital bed he’s still giving me some heat.”


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