Golf champion and skeezy rehabilitated sex addict (we think) Tiger Woods once asked fellow superstar athletes Michael Jordan and Derek Jeter how to pick up women at a bar, as revealed in a new piece published by ESPN on Thursday. In the story, the author writes that Woods solicited advice from fellow athletes and I guess…the rest was history? Here’s an excerpt:
“One night he went to a club in New York with Derek Jeter and Michael Jordan,” Thompson writes. “Jeter and Jordan circulated, talking with ease to one beautiful woman after another. (Both declined to comment about the episode.) At one point, Tiger walked up to them and asked the question that lives in the heart of every junior high boy and nearly every grown man too.
‘What do you do to talk to girls?’
Jeter and Jordan looked at each other, then back at Tiger, sort of stunned.
‘Go tell ’em you’re Tiger Woods,’ they said.”
Though he declined to address that particular incident, Jordan opened up to ESPN about his close friendship with Woods. The basketball legend has been friends with Woods through some of his most trying times, including his father’s death in 2006. In 2009, Woods’ sex scandal erupted, and the public shame he endured still lingers.
“That bothers him more than anything,” Jordan told ESPN. “It looms. It’s in his mind. It’s a ship he can’t right and he’s never going to. What can you do? The thing is about T-Dub, he cannot erase. That’s what he really wants. He wants to erase the things that happened.”
(Via US Weekly)
Yeah, I’d feel guilty about introducing Tiger to the world of getting any woman he wants, too. It created a MONSTER. It feels like these days (especially post-Lindsey Vonn) Tiger’s laying low, which I guess is a good thing?