With regards to who’s the best golfer of all time, don’t anticipate Michael Jordan to provide a solution.
Jordan, in talking with Cigar Aficionado, stated that he considers each Tiger Woods and Jack Nicklaus nice, however he would by no means examine the 2 as a result of they performed in several eras.
“You’re by no means going to say who’s the best of all time,” Jordan stated. “To me, I feel that’s extra for PR and extra for promoting tales and getting hype. Jack and Tiger by no means performed towards one another. They by no means performed in the identical event. They by no means performed with the identical gear. They by no means performed with the identical size of golf course. I by no means performed towards Wilt Chamberlain. I by no means performed towards Jerry West. To now say that one is bigger than the opposite is being somewhat bit unfair.”
Jordan, who many consider is the best participant in NBA historical past, stated there’s one option to examine the 2, and that’s how a lot influence the participant had on the sport. It appeared as if Jordan gave the benefit to Woods on that one.
“Clearly, Jack gained extra through the time he performed; Tiger advanced it to the place it crossed lots of its boundaries, the place it’s not only a white guys’ sport; black guys, African-People, you already know, all these play the sport,” Jordan stated. “And he performed it at a degree the place he generated a lot curiosity financially that it grew the sport from a monetary standpoint. Now, does that represent him being the best? Does that imply he’s any lower than Jack? I feel it’s unfair. Sure, Jack has 18 majors and Tiger’s received 14, and that’s how individuals are judging sure issues. I gained six championships; Invoice Russell gained eleven. Does that make Invoice Russell higher than me, or make me higher than him? No, as a result of we performed in several eras.
“So whenever you attempt to equate who’s the best of all time, it’s an unfair parallel; it’s an unfair selection. I feel they’re each nice and I might by no means say one is bigger than the opposite.”
Jordan additionally talked concerning the state of Woods in the intervening time. The 14-time main champion hasn’t performed competitively since February. He underwent a fourth again surgical procedure in April, however lately has posted movies of himself hitting iron photographs.
“He’s in a transitional interval,” Jordan stated. “You realize, we athletes, we undergo that. After which we have now to be adults, we’ve to make sound selections. He’s, to me, in a really distinctive state of affairs. Tiger performed at his peak someplace in the direction of the top of my profession. After which what modified between that timeframe to now – social media, Twitter, all these forms of issues that has invaded their character and their private occasions as people. I don’t know if I might have survived on this Twitter time, the place you don’t have the privateness that you’d need. And what appears to be very harmless might all the time be misinterpreted.”