The Argentine superstar is an idol to the golfing legend’s children, leading to comparisons between two modern day sporting greats
Tiger Woods has revealed that his 10-year-old daughter considers him to be the Lionel Messi of golf.
Woods has been plagued by injury in recent years but remains one of the sport’s all-time greats, having won 14 major titles.
And ahead of his return to action at the Hero World Challenge, Woods revealed that his children idolised the Barcelona and Argentina star.
Put to him that he was the Messi of golf, Woods revealed: “That’s what my daughter said.
“I said ‘isn’t it neat to be a living legend?’ and she said ‘yes, we live with one!’.
“I never thought my kids knew what I did with golf, they thought I was the YouTube golfer.
“They’ve never really seen me in action. Most of the stuff they’ve watched has been on highlight packages. They’ve never seen what I can do.”
The conversation stemmed from Woods’ recollection of a meeting between his son Charlie and members of the Barcelona squad in Miami earlier this year.
Terminando la gira con victoria y una gran foto con un gran ídolo !!!!!!!!! pic.twitter.com/wGXJHR1FHu
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