“I am not your hero.”
That was the message a handful of European Tour players wanted to relay to their fans and followers on Saturday night.
Message received, gentlemen. Loud and clear.
The tour released a video on social media sure to tug at your heartstrings, with 14 players thanking “the essential workers we all take for granted” for their efforts during the coronavirus pandemic.
The players thanked everyone from healthcare professionals to social workers and shop workers to food producers and pleaded for fans to follow the advice of the World Health Organization and respective governments around the world to stay home.
— The European Tour (@EuropeanTour) March 28, 2020
“If we do that, we can save lives and become heroes,” Rory McIlroy said to end the video.
The video included appearances from: McIlroy, Sergio Garcia, Shane Lowry, Henrik Stenson, Lee Westwood, Martin Kaymer, Francesco Molinari, Tommy Fleetwood, Thomas Bjorn, Victor Perez, Charl Schwartzel, Padraig Harrington, Justin Rose and Jon Rahm.
Stay safe, everyone.