Tiger Woods Once Reflected on His ‘Neat’ Experience Spending Quality Time With Childhood Hero Michael Jordan

Published 05/22/2022, 9:30 AM EDT

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Meeting one’s favorite player is every athlete’s dream, but not every player can live the dream. However, Tiger Woods is among the few lucky golf professionals to meet one of the famous personalities from other sports. In 2020, the 15-time major championship winner narrated an incident about meeting NBA legend Michael Jordan.

The World Golf Hall of Fame member spoke about meeting Jordan in an interview with Golf Digest. He shared some moments from the incidents with the host Henni Zuel a couple of years ago. Moreover, in their interaction, he talked about how his childhood hero Jordan once invited the 82-time PGA Tour winner to one of his games in 1997, the same year he won the Masters at Augusta National. Woods narrated how he enjoyed his time with Jordan.


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Moreover, the former World Number One talked about how it was a “neat” experience to see how the former basketball player practiced and various other things. Not to forget, both the individuals are good friends and Jordan enjoys playing golf with the American professional.


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Tiger talked about it after Henni asked him about the day he met Jordan. Woods said, “I had won the masters that year and he invited me up to come watch one of the playoff games. I think they were playing the Knicks. And I went up there and hung out with him for a few days. And it was pretty neat to be a part of you know, to see what nobody did the training that they did that. They had breakfast Club, they needed to get up early in the morning.”

He added, “It was cool to see just the mindset, you know, I can relate to that. I can relate to that intensity. I can relate to being locked in like that. And being in that type of focus and that type of world.” Moreover, the golf legend’s words prove how tirelessly the NBA legend practice to become probably one of the best basketball players of all time. At the same time, it also depicts the strong bond Tiger and Jordan shared.

Tiger woods’ summary from the 1997 Masters triumph


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The 46-year-old won his maiden major championship victory at Augusta National Golf Club in 1997. He ended the major championship event with an overall score of 18-under-par. As a result, Woods won the event with a historic 12-strokes lead on Sunday. Moreover, Woods carded a final round of three-under-par, 69 to finish on the top of the star-studded leaderboard. His final round included two birdies and two bogeys on the opening nine holes.

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As a result, Tiger moved out in level-par, 36. He made three birdies and six pars on the back nine to win the first of his five green jackets. Moreover, his winning margin of 12 shots is the highest margin of victory ever in the history of the major championship event.


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Bazif Qadri

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Bazif Qadri is a Golf writer at EssentiallySports. Currently pursuing BSC Economics Hons, Bazif is a golf enthusiast. Not only a fan, but he is also an avid golfer himself.

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