- Michael Jordan defends Tiger Woods: 'I don't know if I could have survived in this Twitter time'
- Why Tiger Woods was warned to stay away from Michael Jordan
- Michael Jordan on Tiger Woods: Greatest comeback I've ever seen
Michael Jordan defends Tiger Woods: 'I don't know if I could have survived in this Twitter time'
Michael Jordan Says Tiger Woods' Masters Win Is Greatest Comeback Ever - TMZ Sportsand what
By: Bill Speros April 18, pm. Tiger Woods and Michael Jordan have enjoyed a long and close friendship. So when Jordan drops superlatives about Woods, they carry a bit more gravitas. And like Woods, Jordan knows a little bit about comebacks. But he took it head-on. He had to change his game; he had to change his perspective a little bit.
Michael Jordan — like most golf fans last Sunday — tuned in to watch Tiger Woods complete an unbelievable win at the Masters Tournament. Woods was victorious against an onslaught of young stars and claimed his first major title in 11 years on April He had to change his game; he had to change his perspective a little bit. Since taking home his last major in , he has dealt with multiple surgeries to quell persistent pain in his back and has taken a backseat to other up-and-coming golfers like Rory McIlroy and Patrick Reed. But, as Jordan said, Woods likely drew on his lifetime of experience to keep his cool under pressure as others began to close in on his lead at the Masters.
So when six-time NBA champ Michael Jordan caught the final round of the Masters on Sunday, watching with the rest of the sports world as Tiger Woods captured his 15th major and first since , he didn't hesitate to describe what he saw. But he took it head-on. He had to change his game; he had to change his perspective a little bit. To me, it was the greatest comeback I've ever seen. Jordan won three straight rings from with the Chicago Bulls before abruptly leaving the NBA to pursue a baseball career, returning in to start another run of three straight titles from He remained an avid golfer throughout his career and since leaving pro basketball, and Jordan reportedly watched Sunday's final round alongside former world No. Jordan admitted that Woods' performance "surprised" him to a certain extent, and after watching him slip into a fifth green jacket he called Woods this week to offer his congratulations.
By: Andrew Joseph October 12, pm. Michael Jordan obviously played before social media revolutionized how people connect and live. In an interview with Cigar Aficionado , Jordan spoke about his close friendship with Woods and how social media has changed how athletes live today. We athletes, we go through that. And then we have to be adults, we have to make sound decisions.
Tiger Woods' win at the Masters has been heralded as the greatest comeback in sports, as Woods prevailed from personal scandal, injuries, surgeries, and more to win his first major in 11 years. Count Michael Jordan among those giving Woods that title. But he did it. No one expected him to be back the way he is now. He's probably the only person who believed he could get back. To me, that's a major accomplishment.
Why Tiger Woods was warned to stay away from Michael Jordan
As Woods dealt with his divorce and sex addiction, he put his famous friends on hold. His path to the Hero World Challenge in the Bahamas, which begins Thursday, was lined with physical and psychological rehabilitation, false starts, reduced expectations and, finally, a tee time.
Michael Jordan on Tiger Woods: Greatest comeback I've ever seen
It's written by Jeff Benedict and Armen Keteyian, a couple of esteemed biographers who know their way around a famous sports figure. Coming in a smidge under pages, it's a fastidiously assembled, exhaustively researched and scrupulously reported work. It also benefits from having arguably the greatest sportsman to ever grace the planet at its centre. But Woods is not the only sports superstar or celebrity to make an appearance in the book. Rather unsurprisingly, there are several mentions of Michael Jordan, the basketball legend who has been Woods' good friend for many years. However, Jordan does not come off so well in this particular text.