This article is part of our Weekly Recap series.
Or was it?
Morikawa paid tribute to his childhood idol in a more meaningful way, doing his best Woods impersonation by converting a 54-hole lead into a comfortable three-stroke win over all the best golfers in the world at the WGC-Workday Championship at The Concession.
Many in the field chose to wear red shirts and black pants – Tiger's standard final-round look – to honor Woods, who was seriously injured in an auto accident earlier in the week.
Morikawa took things one step further just moments after sinking one final, Tiger-like 10-foot par putt to secure the title, offering a heartfelt "Thank you" to Woods in his post-victory interview on the course. It was a profound moment from a 24-year-old, in effect acknowledging that everything there is in golf today, everything that every golfer has – and many of them have enormous wealth – is because of Woods.
"Tiger means everything to me," Morikawa, wearing a gray Adidas shirt, told NBC's Steve Sands. "And yes, he had the crash and thankfully he's all right and hopefully he has a quick and great recovery, but I don't think we say thank you enough. So I want to say thank you to Tiger, because sometimes you lose people too early. Kobe [Bryant]...I lost my grandpa about a month ago. And you don't get to say thank you enough. So thank you, guys."
To be able to speak