Michael Jordan Gives Tiger Woods Advice On His Comeback

07/30/2011 at 8:16 am By


Michael Jordan knows a thing or two about making a comeback. We all remember his time away from basketball to pursue playing baseball after the tragic death of his father. Tiger Woods will be making a comeback of his own, at the Bridgestone Invitational next week. Sitting at an un-Tiger like #21 in the last rankings, Woods will be looking to start his ascent back up the list. MJ has been known to tee it up with Tiger from time-to-time and offered himĀ  some words of encouragement when speaking with the Herald Sun.

“He was very fragile over the last year, he was dealing with a lot of different things, mentally as well as physically.”

“But I think he’s come to the conclusion that he needs to heal himself before he can actually be aggressive again.”

“The biggest thing is that I’ve always – and I’m pretty sure Tiger has, too – used sport as a therapeutic tool. Once you’re inside the lines, you can focus on what your jobs are and what you’re doing on the court, or for him the course.”

“When I went through those issues, once I got on to the basketball court that became a therapeutic thing for me where I was able to forget all those other things.”

“And it is such a mental game, so he has to be right again in that sense and I believe he will get there again.”

From the greatest to hoop it up to the man many feel will be the greatest to to ever swing a golf club when it’s all said and done, this is good to see. When you’re among the best at what you do sometimes it takes someone at that same level in their profession to give you that extra pick-me-up. Jordan knows greatness and certainly knows Tiger is capable of it, we all do. Maybe Mike’s words can help get Tiger back on the right track. It might work, it might not. We’ll shortly find out the answer to that.

All eyes will surely be on Firestone Country Club next weekend as Tiger looks to regain his form in the event he’s won 7 times (1999-2001, 2005-2007, 2009). A mentally and physically healthy Woods is still dangerous and if he really is “feeling fit and ready”, as he said earlier this week, we could start to see the old Tiger emerge once again.




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16 Comments so far

  1. Joe Maui

    on 07/30/2011 - Reply

    Sorry Michael, but your words are lost on a dick like eldick tont. The guy wants the attention, the celebrity, thats what he misses most. He had great skills and they are gone. He’s done like toast, stick a fork in him folks, its over!

    • BJ

      on 07/30/2011 - Reply

      Good job Michael! I too believe that Tiger will be back… not to dominate the game as before, but he will win. I think the losers are the people who feel that they have lived a perfect life and have no faults of their own. I am so glad that their mother held out hope for them when she was in the early part of her pregnancy and did not decide to flush their worthless behind down the toilet.

    • NB

      on 07/31/2011 - Reply

      I pity those people who envy other person’s accomplishments. They will always eat their word for it, take my word.

  2. harold overton

    on 07/30/2011 - Reply

    i also think tiger will be back though i am surprised he going to play again this year i was hoping he would take the rest of the season or at least play his tournament in dec. but who knows tiger better than tiger and as all ways if he is in the field he has to be consider a factor, and for that fool who said tiger is toast well get ready to choke on some tiger toast!!!!

    • Doug Hood

      on 07/30/2011 - Reply

      Maybe Tiger should try Baseball too… He proved to be good at mattress polo as a hobby!!!

      • The Greatest

        on 08/01/2011 - Reply

        What Stud doesn’t claim to the best at that hobby! For REAL men, mattress Polo is an Art :> Looser!

        • MW

          on 08/02/2011 - Reply

          cooooome oooon man !!!

  3. Bagger Vance

    on 07/30/2011 - Reply

    jordan she be one of the last people on this planet to give out advice. he is an ex-bball player and that was all he was ever good at…his personal life was a mess…as his ex…and his mistress. seriously jordan, you were only ever good at basketball (not the greatest either) so keep your mouth shut.

    • Sho-Tyme

      on 07/31/2011 - Reply

      Bagger Vance you need to stfu and put that crack pipe down.Just because your lady cheated on you,dont hate on MJ.

  4. mgolfgreat

    on 07/31/2011 - Reply

    Yes, Tiger can be back….if he shakes off the past as history and keeps the future thoughts off the radar and stays in the present moment.
    Tiger if you are reading this here is some “real” advice for you…align your aim and hit the fricken ball as you are capable of. Forget the fricken coach and the fricken swing change and go back to the basics..heck I took the game few years back and if I can hit the 7 iron within 8 feet of the pin from 150 yds, 10 out of 12 times…I am sure you can hit a 9 iron just like that or better…heck, man what is your problem…just do it and quit blaming everything around you…you are the man….so act like one.

  5. kevinla

    on 08/01/2011 - Reply

    MJ its good when some one try to make a change in other people life but its sooo many of you who just hate yourself you angry about other peoples life try and be a better person and help others

  6. john

    on 08/01/2011 - Reply

    We as human need to be real,i love tiger as a professional.I will not give him a prize for what he did to his wife and kids,but i do believe we need to let him move on with his life.We all has done things that’s not right, we are not perfact we just human bring.I truely believe this man tiger will create history again,just wait and see.

  7. DJosh

    on 08/10/2011 - Reply

    Whether you are a male or female athlete, or just a passionate fan of athletics, It would seem to be natural to either relish or hate MJ or Tiger because of their impact on their sport. When something effects the outcome of a game or performance, it tends to excite positively one party or, as expected, upset another party or individual. In this case, Both MJ & Tiger have tasted victory at the highest level known, and that is distinctively a feeling which they share with a small percentage of people on this planet. To be critical or to envy one of these men, or any of those other impacting athletes is acceptable, either way, because, as humans, we, generally, make decisions on emotions and feelings towards something. I compete regularly as an athlete, but am a much better fan than a performer, only because I understand the reality of our physical window of opportunity, and we all have wished, dreamed or lived vicariously through another’s achievements at one point in our lives, and therefore must respect the gifted talent among us. I can only imagine that anyone who has seen a Special Olympics event, has cheered deep in their heart for another person’s success, and cried for another’s loss, but make no mistake about it..!, Our bodies are the greatest instrument we will ever own, so if you are the kind of person who takes cheap “shots” at people, physically or verbally, then have at it.. because in the Grand scheme of life, most people would rather to talk and listen to someone who has, at least taken a “SHOT”, at a dream or anything, for that matter. Live for now, and appreciate what you have and don’t have… Make an impact in someone’s life, even if you can’t your own, because if you do that, they will impact you..!

  8. Susan

    on 05/21/2013 - Reply

    Very good info. Lucky me I discovered your website by accident (stumbleupon).
    I have book-marked it for later!

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