"But he took it head-on", Jordan told David Aldridge of The Athletic. Woods made his TV debut on The Mike Douglas Show in 1978.Not only did the little boy show off his short game, but he took a big practice swing with his driver that also wowed the audience and anchors.
I'm not sure if it can be considered as the greatest comeback in the history of sports, but it's a remarkable comeback, nonetheless.
And Jordan - a victor of six National Basketball Association titles with the Chicago Bulls in a stellar career - thinks that Woods overcoming his major hurdle will lead to more successes and his rising confidence will put the rest of the Tour on notice. I think he's going to win more.
Oh boy, was he wrong. It is to his enormous credit that he worked hard and got back to his original form and won against all odds. We've all heard the stories about how he couldn't get out of bed in the morning because of his back. But he did it. "The chance to see (Tiger Woods) at that place be able to come back when everybody counted him out".
Overnight leader, Francesco Molinari, who was playing alongside Woods on Sunday, tailed away on the back nine, eventually finishing in a tie for fifth on 11 under. I wish he would had been alive to witness what his favorite golfer accomplished. To me, it's unbelievable. "That's a given. You always fight".
Woods got a much-deserved break after winning his first major in over a decade. What I will remember most about his achievement was the four-minute celebration of epic proportions after Tiger sank the final putt on the 18th hole.
"There were so many people that were doubting him". And then you think about the physical. But he overcame a lot of mental things, too. "We were so emotional just watching him win - we would have had the same reaction even if our son's name wasn't involved!" This time I wouldn't have complained about having to watch it with him, I would had savored every second. That's what he had to deal with.
But his comeback from oblivion is what makes his first major victory since the 2008 US Open so special.
"I think he s gotten over the hump".