Tiger Woods reached out to Bryson DeChambeau before his win at the Arnold Palmer Invitational

Ryan Young
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Before Bryson DeChambeau stepped foot on Bay Hill on Sunday, his phone buzzed.

It was a text from Tiger Woods — who is still recovering in a hospital on the other side of the country after his single-car crash last month in Southern California.

“When I got that text, I’m like, wow, that’s pretty amazing that he is thinking of me when he’s in his tough times that he’s going through right now,” DeChambeau said after the round, via Golfweek.

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Clearly, the text helped.

DeChambeau posted a 1-under 71 in the final round at the Arnold Palmer Invitational and fended off Lee Westwood to win his eighth PGA Tour title — a fitting end after a dominant week full of incredible drives that stole the show.

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Though the iconic red cardigan barely fit him, DeChambeau felt it honored more than just Palmer at the Orlando course.

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“And I think this red cardigan is not only for Mr. Palmer, but I would say it’s a little bit for Tiger as well, knowing that place he’s in right now,” he said, via Golfweek.

Woods has been on the minds of seemingly everyone in the golf world since his car crash outside of Los Angeles on Feb. 23 — one that officials said he was “very fortunate” to have walked away from alive. The golf icon has been recovering from multiple leg injuries ever since.

“I just texted him, I said, ‘Keep moving forward, keep going forward. You’re going to get through it. You’re the hardest-working person I’ve ever met and you’ll persevere through this pretty much,’” DeChambeau said of their conversation, via Golfweek.

“One of the things that we talked about was, it’s not about how many times you get kicked to the curb or knocked down. It’s about how many times you can get back up and keep moving forward.”

Bryson DeChambeau wins the Arnold Palmer Invitational
Bryson DeChambeau celebrates making his putt on the 18th green to win the Arnold Palmer Invitational at Bay Hill on March 7, 2021, in Orlando, Florida. (Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)

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