Published: Sat, April 20, 2019
Sport | By Wilson Duncan

Michael Jordan says Tigers Woods comeback ‘greatest I have ever seen’

Michael Jordan says Tigers Woods comeback ‘greatest I have ever seen’

Michael Jordan was in awe of Tiger Woods' victory at The Masters on Sunday and believes the win marked "the greatest comeback I've ever seen", according to The Athletic's David Aldridge.

"I took two years off to play baseball, but nothing like that", Jordan added. But he took it head-on. Woods made his TV debut on The Mike Douglas Show in 1978.Not only did the little boy show off his short game, but he took a big practice swing with his driver that also wowed the audience and anchors.

The man knows a few things about comebacks, and he knows plenty about greatness.

Jordan was also one of the many who doubted Woods could do what he's done in the past couple of years - back in 2016, he told ESPN The Magazine, "I love him so much that I can't tell him, 'You're not gonna be great again'".

Oh boy, was he wrong. It's cool because I kind of have an idea of what that feels like, climbing back to the top of the mountain. He didn t think he d get back physically. But he did it.

Daly is not the only person who is sure Tiger will beat Nicklaus' record. To me, that's a major accomplishment. "To me, it s unbelievable". Mentally, you always think you can.

With that framework, it's not hard to imagine that Jordan, an avid golfer and an even more ferocious gambler on the course, would have a special appreciation for Woods' success.

When the likes of Francesco Molinari, Tony Finau and Brooks Koepka hit into the water on the 12-hole, Woods hit into the middle of the green instead of the flag, forced to keep his poise and play his cards wisely. The former National Basketball Association champion went to social media this week to imagine golf icon Tiger Woods repping the West Coast legend's legacy. You think about (Francesco) Molinari hitting it in the water on 12, (Tony) Finau hitting in the water, Brooks (Koepka) hitting in the water on 12.

"Being able to watch him and how in control he is of every single thing on the golf course". That's what he had to deal with.

People make mistakes. People can learn from their mistakes.

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