So when she bumped into Woods and Rory McIlroy on the midway home at Medalist Golf Membership in Hobe Sound, Fla., final Thanksgiving she bought starry-eyed. Woods requested Korda who gained the guess between she and youthful sister, Nelly. The pair had a season-long wager over who completed highest on the cash record final 12 months.
“I used to be like, ‘You speaking to me?’ ” recalled Korda, laughing.
Woods: “What did you win?”
Korda: “A handbag.”
McIlroy: “That’s precisely what we performed for proper, Tiger?”
A geeked-out Korda instantly referred to as Nelly: “Tiger is aware of who we’re.”
LPGA gamers are golf nuts too, and Jessica isn’t alone in her fandom.
“We’re Tiger’s children mainly,” Jessica mentioned. “We’ve watched him play. We watched him hit these pictures. Like, he’s our idol.”
Michelle Wie mentioned she felt like her victory in Singapore opened the floodgates for gamers who haven’t gained in a very long time. Might Tiger be subsequent?
“They mentioned that me, Phil and Steve Stricker … it was four,000-something days since our final win,” mentioned Wie, who tweeted a number of occasions final Sunday about Woods whereas watching the Valspar telecast.
Anna Nordqvist was in Dallas final weekend however discovered herself watching as a lot of the PGA Tour protection as doable. As an Orlando, Fla., resident, she was bummed she couldn’t be out at Bay Hill this week watching Woods dwell.
“Everyone seems to be watching,” Nordqvist mentioned. “He’s been working arduous, and lots of people have been criticizing him for a very long time. I actually wish to see him show them incorrect.”