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Jerry Rice and Aaron Rodgers Talk Tiger Woods

What do Jerry Rice, Aaron Rodgers, Mark Rypien and Alfonso Ribeiro have to say about Tiger Woods?

Released on 1/25/2017

Transcript

00:03
Tiger owes a lot of his wedge game to me.
00:05
A lot of people don't know that.
00:07
We were friends in Florida for many years.
00:09
I practically raised his kids.
00:11
I think he means more to this game
00:13
than anybody in history.
00:14
I've only met Tiger Woods once,
00:15
and it was just four tour players that were there.
00:17
It was a big charity tournament.
00:18
I met him on the range, talked to him for a few minutes
00:21
and that was really about it.
00:22
But back when I was younger, watching him golf,
00:24
it was a pretty incredible experience.
00:26
I had a chance to play a practice round with him
00:28
and you just knew he had the it factor.
00:30
It's a privilege to watch him strike a golf ball.
00:32
One of my favorite golfers growing up obviously
00:34
with his dominance, he was an exciting player to watch.
00:38
All of the young players today, if you look at how their
00:40
physical conditioning has changed, the way they play,
00:42
is all because of Tiger Woods.
00:44
He is such a dynamic player.
00:45
He gave us some incredible memories over the years.
00:48
The greatest.
00:49
I really want to play golf with him, okay?
00:51
Down the road, now my game is so much better.
00:53
When I started playing, Tiger was the man.
00:55
You know, still is in my opinion.
00:56
When I was playing the 49ers, he was at Stanford,
00:58
and golfers that I'd always met they were tough characters
01:02
they weren't locked in that way.
01:04
And then you saw he plays, like oh yeah,
01:06
I saw that in college.
01:07
You knew what you were going to get.
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