Tiger Woods’s 48th Birthday: Here’s How Your Favorite Pros Celebrated the Big Day

Published 12/31/2023, 4:12 AM EST

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As the golfing world celebrated the 48th birthday of the legendary Tiger Woods on December 30, 2023, the occasion became a global festivity. Known for his unparalleled mastery of the golf course and his influence beyond, the veteran golfer’s birthday was more than just a personal milestone; it was a moment for the golfing community and fans worldwide to come together.

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The day unfolded with heartfelt wishes pouring in from fellow professionals, offering a glimpse into the camaraderie that defines the close-knit world of golf. Here’s a captivating look at how some golfers marked the day:

Michael Kim’s memorable Tiger Woods tale

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For PGA Tour regular Michael Kim, extending birthday wishes to the world’s top player, Tiger Woods, was not a mere social media formality but a journey back to a remarkable encounter. Kim vividly recounted an unexpected rendezvous during the 2019 Players Championship, where serendipity played its part.

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Seizing the moment in the “buffet line” at player dining with friend Zach Johnson, Kim found himself sharing a table with none other than Woods, who had chosen to dine alone. The conversation that followed was a golf enthusiast’s dream—insights into the Masters, anecdotes from the Ryder Cup, and a genuine exchange about the intricacies of the sport.

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Kim strategically left his “player credentials” on the table, a subtle yet deliberate move to ensure 82x PGA Tour champion would know his name. As the meal concluded, the 15x Masters champion bid farewell with a warm “Have a good week, Michael.” Kim, in good humor, admitted that from that day forward, he proudly claims a connection with the golf great, cheekily asserting that they are “peers”.

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Larrazabal praised Woods for turning golf into a profitable venture, benefiting players, caddies, and the entire golf community. Gratefully acknowledging Tiger’s impact, he highlighted the substantial improvements in the golfing scene, earnings, and opportunities since Woods’s prime. Larrazabal’s playful birthday tweet on Twitter added a touch of humor to their shared history.

The message not only conveyed warm birthday wishes but also highlighted the enduring camaraderie and friendly competition that defines the interactions between these golfing luminaries.

Justin Thomas is often affectionately called Woods’s younger brother. Brimming with camaraderie, Thomas expressed his warm wishes on Instagram, showcasing not only their professional bond but also their shared love for fun, both on and off the golf course. Accompanied by a photo capturing shared moments, Thomas affectionately captioned, “Happy birthday 🐐. Here’s to more rounds in 24’ old man!”

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In celebrating Tiger Woods’s 48th birthday, the golfing community witnessed heartfelt tributes from his contemporaries. Beyond social media gestures, their anecdotes revealed the profound connection they formed with Woods, emphasizing the enduring camaraderie that defines the sport. The day became a testament to golf’s unique bond and timeless spirit. Cheers to Tiger Woods!

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