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Tiger Woods is arguably the greatest golfer in the history of the game, with 82 PGA Tour wins including 15 majors.

Every single one of those victories has come with Woods wearing his now-legendary red shirts. The golf legend always wears red on Sunday, and the sight of him striding down the stretch in red on the final day of a major is one of the most enduring images in golf.

But why does he wear the colour so religiously?

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Since his amateur days Woods has worn red on Sunday as a result of advice given to him by his mother Kultida.

It also dates back to his days as a college golfer at Stanford.

“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.”

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“I wear red on Sundays because my mom thinks that is my power colour,” he added.

“You know, you should always listen to your mom.”

Woods’ tradition has inspired others including fellow Masters champion Patrick Reed, who previously wore the colour in tribute to his childhood hero.

After Woods’ devastating car crash in 2021, several players opted to change to red as a show of support.

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