Michael Jordan Weighs in on Tiger and the Tour’s Young Guns

GOAT’s recognize GOAT’s but in a recent Cigar Aficionado interview, Michael Jordan weighed in on the Tiger/Jack debate:  “… you’re never going to say who the greatest of all time is. I think that’s more for PR and more for selling stories and getting hype. Jack and Tiger never played against each other. … I won six championships. Bill Russell won 11. Does that make Bill Russell better than me or me better than him? … I think (Nicklaus and Woods are) both great. I would never say one is greater than the other.”

The b-ball legend also discussed how he smokes up to six cigars a day while playing 36 holes of golf. The “bad-4” handicapper sat down with interviewer Marvin R. Shanken to talk golf, life and stogies.

Shanken asked him about the young guys on tour:

Jordan Spieth: “I just played with him four weeks ago in Cabo. Great kid. Very polite. Very talented. Grinder. He has heart. He has determination. He finds a will to win. That’s Jordan. He doesn’t hit it long. He’s a great putter. A lot of that comes from his hard work.”

Rory McIlroy: “Very talented … For someone that small, to generate that much power, is truly amazing. I’m fascinated that with my massive size, these guys can blow it past me.”

Rickie Fowler: “Rickie is coming into his own. Real talented. He’s a phenomenon in that he resonates with the consumers and the kids.”

Justin Thomas: “Talented. I met him when he was 12 years old.”

We love hearing a guy with such professional sports experience chat about the guys who are shaping golf of the future.


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