Funny how a man who has been with as many women as Tiger Woods would need advice on how to speak to them. Woods whose marriage famously fell apart in 2009 after it was discovered that he had had extra marital affairs sought advice from both Derek Jeter and Michael Jordan on how to smooth talk the ladies.
An article was published by ESPN’s Wright Thompson on Thursday about Tiger Woods’ life. It offers a glimpse into the man whom some describe as nerdy and socially awkward but yet still the ‘golden boy’. Most of the article is serious and depicts how Tiger’s life unraveled after the death of his father, but there are some interesting and entertaining parts as well. Here is an excerpt from his encounter with Jeter and Jordan
The sexual bravado hid his awkwardness around women. One night he went to a club in New York with Derek Jeter and Michael Jordan. 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.
The article is an interesting read and is well worth your time. Thompson also explores Woods’ fascination with Navy SEALs. Earl Woods served in the Army Special Forces and made two tours of Vietnam. He once told his son he would “end up being a golfer or a special operations soldier.” Click here for the full story: ‘The Secret History of Tiger Woods,’ a tale of how he lost his way.