Just as the Genesis Invitational is honoring Kobe Bryant this week on the par-4 eighth hole at Riviera Country Club just outside of Los Angeles, a handful of players are honoring the late Lakers legend in their own way, from head(cover) to toe.
Back atop the world rankings for the first time since 2015, Rory McIlroy will sport a few '#MambaMentality' headcovers as he chases his first win of the calendar year.
— Rory McIlroy (@McIlroyRory) February 12, 2020
In addition, Justin Thomas will rock a pair of custom Kobe and Gianna shoes. The kicks feature a few of Bryant's career achievements as well as the three members of the Altobelli family who also died in the tragic helicopter accident Jan. 26 in Calabasas.
— Justin Thomas (@JustinThomas34) February 12, 2020
And former world No. 1 Brooks Koepka has his own pair of Kobe-inspired shoes.
As soon as I knew I was going to play in The Genesis Invitational back in the fall I started working with @nike to showcase my love for Kobe. After his passing it felt even more surreal to pay homage and channel the ultimate #MambaMentality this week. pic.twitter.com/MohtPOBh4y
— Brooks Koepka (@BKoepka) February 13, 2020
NBC Los Angeles reported the Bryant family had a private memorial service Friday for Kobe and Gianna. There will be a public memorial at Staples Center in Los Angeles on Feb. 24.