Tiger Woods once overlooked his greatness and made a big claim about Michael Jordan: “If he does, you know I should probably try him.”

Golf legend Tiger Woods has always admired Michael Jordan and his game. Super Bowl champion Jordan also plays golf. Woods follows him as a great athlete and friend. Jordan was there when Woods was going through a rough patch.

But according to Woods, Jordan is not only his best friend, he is someone who inspires others as well. In an interview with Rolex, Woods poured the beans and made a big claim about Jordan.

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Tiger Woods talks about Michael Jordan

During an interview with Rolex in 2012, the former No. 1 spoke about his friend Michael Jordan. The interviewer asked him how he felt the pressure of inspiring young people to play golf. Woods replied that he did not feel the pressure. Instead, he felt excited. The game of golf has changed a lot. According to him, people did not respect sports when he played high school golf.

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Fortunately, things have changed. Woods said his contribution may be one of the reasons the sport is respected. However, it is also because other athletes like Michael Jordan play golf and inspire people. People thought that if Jordan is doing it, he’s excellent, and they should do it too.

Thus, more children were choosing golf. Woods said, “You know if it does, you know maybe I should give it a try.”

A legend that inspires other legends

Woods and Jordan have known each other for years. The golf legend didn’t say those positive words to Jordan, just like that. He knows his friend well, and the fact that Jordan has inspired many. In fact, he has inspired Jordan Woods since he was 14 years old, and has likened himself to Jordan.

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US – MAY 2: Michael Jordan and Tiger Woods during the Pro Am tournament before the 2007 Wachovia Championships held at Quail Hollow Country Club in Charlotte, North Carolina on May 2, 2007 (Photo by Sam Greenwood/Getty Images)

During an interview in 1990 with TransWorld Sport, he said he was kind of Michael Jordan himself. Woods was just a kid, and Jordan wasn’t Michael Jordan then. But these words coming out of a child were a surprise.

Therefore, Jordan has been proven to inspire kids to become better athletes. And because he’s interested in golf, the Jordan Woods duo inspire young minds, too.

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