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Michael Jordan credits Tiger Woods for making golf ‘not just a white man’s sport’

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Michael Jordan credited Tiger Woods for making golf more than just a white man’s sport. The NBA legend has been one of the most avid golfers in league history, so it comes to no surprise to see his appreciation of Woods, who became one of the first notable black golfers in the PGA.

“Obviously Jack [Niklaus] won more during the time he played,” Michael Jordan told Cigar Aficionado during a recent interview. “Tiger evolved it to where it crossed a lot of different boundaries — where it’s not just a white guy’s sport.”

“Now, does that constitute him being the greatest? Does that mean he’s any less than Jack — I think [the sentiment] is unfair.”

It didn’t take long for the topic to turn into a GOAT conversation, where Jordan expertly navigated it the same way he’s done so throughout his time off the court: