Carlos Alcaraz and Others React as Sebastian Korda Meets Golf Legend Tiger Woods

Published 12/20/2021, 11:30 PM EST
Sebastian Korda at the ATP Delray Beach Open, 2021

21-year old Sebastian Korda is one of the popular younger stars on the ATP tour. With his impressive performance and skills at the Wimbledon Championships this year, he managed to make a name for himself. He reached the pre-quarters of the tournament


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However, he lost to Russian Karen Khachanov. Subsequently, his run at the US Open, too, came to an end rather swiftly. Korda withdrew in the middle of his match against Nikoloz Basilashvili. Thus, his Georgian opponent was victorious by default.

Sebastian Korda meets Tiger Woods


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Mar 27, 2021; Miami, Florida, USA; Sebastian Korda of the United States serves against Fabio Fognini of Italy (not pictured) in the second round in the Miami Open at Hard Rock Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

It was a special weekend for Sebastian Korda in Orlando. His older sister Nelly Korda participated in the PNC Championship tour at the Ritz Carlton Club. Moreover, his father Petr Korda was present there too, as the PNC Championship is also called the Father/Son Challenge.

The 2-day tournament is an annual golf tournament for two-player teams. Golfers from the PGA and the Champions Tours come and play with their sons.

Also on the field was arguably the most celebrated golfer of all time, Tiger Woods. Sebastian, who caddied for his LPGA World No. 1 sister Nelly, was on the course as well. The whole family got to meet Tiger Woods, and they clicked photographs with the 15-time major champion.



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Sebastian described the experience as ‘unbelievable’, and informed the media that Tiger is one of the family’s favorite sportsmen.

“Meeting Tiger was unbelievable. Any time he would play a tournament, we were all glued to the TV,” he said.

Meeting Woods was ‘unbelievable’ for Sebastian

Mar 30, 2021; Miami, Florida, USA; Sebastian Korda of the United States celebrates after his match against Diego Schwartzman of Argentina (not pictured) in the fourth round in the Miami Open at Hard Rock Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

After Sebastian posted the photographs on Instagram, many of his peers reacted. Spanish World No. 32 Carlos Alcaraz commented on the post through emojis only. 🎾🤝🏌‍♂️🔝,” his comment read. Thus, it could mean “Tennis meets golf,” before probably encouraging Sebastian to rise to the top of the male rankings.


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Additionally, Korda’s compatriot on the ATP Tour, John McNally, too, commented on the post. “So much greatness in one photo,” he wrote. German WTA star Sabine Lisicki commented on the post as well, saying, This is SOOOO Cool!!! 😎😎😎😎“.

Furthermore, 4-time Grand Slam doubles winner Renae Stubbs, too, called Tiger Woods, Petr, and Sebastian Korda a “world class group.


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Comments kept pouring in, with Maria Sakkari’s tennis coach and part-time golfer Tom Hill praising the photographs as well. Moreover, the ATP official Instagram page made its appreciation known too, with a high-five emoji, 🙌“.

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Samarveer Singh

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Samarveer Singh is a tennis writer at EssentiallySports. Holding a degree in English Literature and a diploma in Fitness Sciences and Training, Samarveer is obsessed with tennis and basketball. A collegiate athlete himself, he admires all sportspersons who put in the work in order to achieve excellence.