Michael Jordan Calls Tiger Woods' Masters Win the 'Greatest Comeback He's Ever Seen'

Temi Adebowale
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From Men's Health

Tiger Woods has been feeling the love ever since his 2019 Masters Tournament win, and fellow athletes like Tom Brady and Michael Phelps have congratulated Woods on his victory, which is his first PGA Tour Major win since 2010. In fact, Michael Jordan has said that he's so impressed by Woods' win that he thinks it could be the best sports comeback of all-time.

As TMZ reports, Jordan spoke to The Atlantic about Woods. The pair have been friends for a while, and Jordan said that he doesn't know if he would have been able to overcome the physical injuries and personal life issues that Woods did.

"I never thought he’d get back physically. He didn’t think he’d get back physically. 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. To me, it’s unbelievable," Jordan said.

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"He had to change his game; he had to change his perspective a little bit," Jordan continued. "To me, it was the greatest comeback I’ve ever seen."

That's quite a compliment.

Woods has also been congratulated by Donald Trump, who said he wants to give the golfer the Presidential Medal of Freedom. Woods is also on this year's list of TIME's 100 Most Influential People. Justin Timberlake wrote Woods' blurb in the issue, and he also called his comeback the greatest in sports history. He wrote about how the pair had shared their experiences with fatherhood.

"We bonded over the fact that we wanted our children to watch us at our best. Tiger told me that he hoped his children, who are 11 and 10, would one day see him win a major," Timberlake wrote.

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