Tiger Woods, Who Was Strongly Advised to Stay Away From Michael Jordan, Once Revealed the Meaning Behind Their Brotherly Bonding

Published 08/25/2022, 6:43 PM EDT

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It is not a secret that Michael Jordan is one of the best friends of Tiger Woods. The duo met each other through their common sponsor, Nike. Notably, the lawyer of the golfer had advised him not to be close with the NBA star before they got to know each other as he feared MJ would use Woods for his needs. 

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However, Woods didn’t listen to that advice and developed a brotherly relationship with Micheal Jordan. In fact, MJ had even attended the golfer’s wedding in 2004, when he got married to Elin Nordegren, which shows how much they want to include each other even in their personal lives. 

Tiger Woods explained his relationship with the NBA GOAT

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“I think we have a mutual understanding,” Woods said about MJ in an interview with CNN. According to him, the two were successful in creating a “natural bond” as they have faced similar experiences as professional athletes and the best in their sports. 

“Without even having to speak because we know we’ve both been there,” he further added. “I’m living it, he’s living it, he’s living it now, he’s back into it now. So, I think it’s that natural bond of knowing what it takes.”

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With winning more than 100 tournament titles worldwide, including majors and World Golf Championships, many consider Tiger Woods as their role model. It is also a popular opinion that he is the greatest golfer of all time because of his impressive career stats and records created. 

On the other hand, Michael Jordan is the GOAT of the NBA. Rookie of the year, Five-time NBA MVP, Six-time NBA champion, and Six-time NBA Finals MVP… are some of the few top accomplishments of the Chicago Bulls‘ former shooting guard. 

As the two best athletes of all time, Woods and Jordan have similar experiences, Woods has always consulted him whenever he faces any issues. And become not just friends but eventually became almost family members. 

Jordan and Woods have reached a feat that not many athletes could do in their career

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Forbes recently estimated that Woods’ net worth, according to his lifetime career earnings, is at least $1 billion. Notably, he was only the third athlete in the world to accomplish this feat after LeBron James and Michael Jordan. 

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Interestingly, another athlete has made it to the $1 billion net worth list recently. It is none other than Woods’ all-time professional rival, Phil Mickelson

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As the two best athletes, Woods and Jordan have faced a lot of similar issues. The golfer’s lawyer had advised him not to be close with Jordan. Yet, he has always approached the NBA star whenever he faces trouble. 

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Anjana Prabhakaran

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Anjana Prabhakaran is a Golf content writer at EssentiallySports. She has completed her Master's degree in Public Administration and considers researching as one of her hobbies. As her family is interested in sports, Anjana grew up watching every sport on television.
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