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Tiger Woods’ daughter describes dad as the ‘Messi of golf’

Lionel Messi is an idol to Tiger Woods’ children and the golfing legend’s daughter has compared the two sporting superstars.

other sports Updated: Nov 29, 2017 11:39 IST
By Jack Davies
By Jack Davies
Omnisport, Bahamas
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Golf legend Tiger Woods has revealed that his children are fans of Argentine and Barcelona football superstar Lionel Messi.(Twitter)

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, Tiger 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 Tiger Woods’ recollection of a meeting between his son Charlie and members of the Barcelona squad in Miami earlier this year.

“That’s his idol (Messi),” Woods said. “He plays FIFA all the time and is always Messi.

“It’s pretty neat to see my kids in awe like that. I thought it was really neat to have them back in the locker room to meet (Luis) Suarez and a few other guys in the team.

“It was a really surreal moment to sit back and watch my kids really appreciate it.”

First Published: Nov 29, 2017 11:35 IST