Tour Report: Players show support for Sandy victims

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Halleran/Getty Images Nick Watney wears a red, white and blue ribbon in support of those affected by Superstorm Sandy.

SHENZHEN, China — The International Federation of PGA Tours provided players at the World Golf Championships-HSBC Champions with red, white and blue ribbons to wear in recognition and support of those affected by Hurricane-turned-Superstorm Sandy in the United States, which has claimed at least 75 lives and affected millions.

While many U.S. players and their caddies donned the ribbons — Nick Watney and Brandt Snedeker, for example — so did a variety of international players who hail from outside the United States, such as Northern Ireland’s Graeme McDowell, England’s Luke Donald and Ireland’s Shane Lowry.