Ex-NBA champ Jordan hails Tiger comeback as 'greatest ever'

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He accomplished the unthinkable: Tiger Woods won the prestigious Masters Tournament even after a series of injuries and scandals that had led many to believe his career was over.

Just two years ago his back pain was so bad Woods thought he might never play again, let alone win another major.

The Athletic's David Aldridge reached out to Michael Jordan about his reaction to his friend Tiger Woods winning The Masters last Sunday and the National Basketball Association legend and Charlotte Hornets owner agrees with most assessments: It was the greatest comeback. Sign-up now and enjoy one (1) week free access!

"I think he's gotten over the hump".

Matter of fact, Jordan himself doubted Woods, and didn't have the heart to face his friend and tell him what was in the minds of most who had watched him struggle through a torn ACL and multiple back procedures, often taking one step forward only to take two more backward. "He didn't think he'd get back physically". Nope. Get right back on the course and play the RBC Heritage?

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In 1997, his first full year on the professional tour, Tiger compiled the largest win-margin while also becoming the youngest to win the Masters Tournament at 21 years old, while I sit writing this at 23 and nowhere near a major title, but that's another story. To me, it's unbelievable. I feel like every step is so calculated and every little small detail he pays so much attention to.

Many have described Woods' accomplishment as the biggest comeback in golfing history, with the veteran having troubles on and off the course over the past few years. Mentally, you always think you can. "He's won a tour event [the Tour Championship last September], he's won the Masters, he's won a major".

Jordan warned Woods's opponents this season that the Masters win is only the beginning.

His parents said they bought him a set of novice practice clubs after he saw his first Tiger Woods highlights at 15-months-old and "became obsessed". "His confidence is only going to build from here. He's won a major".

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