Michael Jordan, who famously came back from retirement to be included in his pull of NBA names, has paid tribute to Tiger Woodss return to the top of golf
Michael Jordan, who famously came back from retirement to add to his pull of NBA titles, has paid tribute to Tiger Woods’s return to the crest of golf.
Jordan and Woods forged a relationship through their shared know-hows as two of the most famous jocks in the world, although the relationship has been strained in recent years. However, in an interview with the Athletic published on Thursday, Jordan hailed Woods’s victory at the Masters last weekend.
” I never thought he’d get back physically ,” Jordan told the Athletic after Woods won his first major since 2008.” He didn’t think he’d get back physically. But he did it. No one expected him to be back the direction he is now. He’s probably the only person who believed he could get back. To me, that’s a major accomplishment. To me, it’s unbelievable. Mentally, you always think you can. But you can’t answer to what your form has to deal with . … To me, it was the greatest comeback I’ve ever seen .”
” I took two years off to romp baseball, but good-for-nothing like that ,” said Jordan, who returned to the NBA in 1996 to win three more claims with the Chicago Bulls.” I’m pretty sure he questioned himself, whether he could get wise back, and “hes to” gave a lot of work in. But he took it head-on. He had to change his recreation; he had to change his perspective a little bit. Coping with his feelings, obviously he believed in himself. But until you employ that into action, sometimes it’s a battle. I think he’s gotten over the hump. I think he’s going to win more. It’s tough mentally. It’s absolutely tough mentally. And then you think about the physical. I’m elated .”
Woods is now 43 but Jordan, who played until “hes been” 40, accepts others on the PGA Tour have slew to suspicion.” They got problems ,” Jordan said.” His confidence is simply going to build from here. The unknown is the biggest thing. You don’t know what Tiger’s capable of doing. He’s won a tour happen[ the Tour Championship ]. He’s won the Masters. He’s won a major .”
Woods currently has 15 majors, three behind Jack Nicklaus’s record of 18.