Tiger Woods wowed the sports world with one of the most remarkable wins of his career when he secured his fifth Masters title Sunday and slipped on the green jacket for the first time since 2005.
It was the 43-year-old's first major victory since 2008 after spending a decade fighting through injuries and controversy.
The historic achievement drew high praise from some of the best athletes on the planet, including NBA legend Michael Jordan, who believes Woods' redemption win is the greatest of its kind.
"I took two years off to play baseball, but nothing like that," Jordan told The Athletic's David Aldridge on Wednesday. "I'm pretty sure he questioned himself, whether he could get it back, and he had to put a lot of work in. But he took it head-on. He had to change his game; he had to change his perspective a little bit. To me, it was the greatest comeback I've ever seen."
Jordan, a Naismith Hall of Famer and six-time NBA champion, left the sport for two years after winning three straight titles, then returned and won three more.
"I never thought he'd get back physically," Jordan said of Woods. "He didn't think he'd get back physically. But he did it. No one expected him to be back the way he is now. He's probably the only person who believed he could get back. To me, that's a major accomplishment. To me, it's unbelievable. Mentally, you always think you can. But you can't answer to what your body has to deal with."
Woods and Jordan are widely regarded as the greatest of all time in their respective sports.
Jordan, 56, retired from the NBA for a third (and final) time in 2003 and has since become the majority owner of the NBA's Charlotte Hornets.