SPEAKING AHEAD of the Player's Championship this week, Rory McIlroy said that Tiger Woods is still criticising his game, even from his hospital bed.
McIlroy said that Tiger is "doing better", and that he may be able to start recovery at home next week.
This comes after the iconic golfer suffered open fractures to the tibia and fibula in a car accident in Los Angeles last week.
Speaking to Jimmy Fallon, McIlroy said: "He's doing better. I think all the guys have reached out to him and hopefully if things go well over the next week or so he might be able to get home and start to recover at home, which would be great for him, see his kids, see his family.
"He texted me some words of encouragement before the final round at Bayhill, things didn't quite go to plan, and he was the first one to text me and be like 'What's going on here?'"
"Even from the hospital bed he's still giving me heat."
He said that he and a number of other golfers chose to wear red and black (Tiger's signature colours) to pay tribute to him, and to show appreciation for "everything he has done for the game."
The full interview, wherein McIlroy talks about his controversial pizza beliefs, can be seen here: