Tiger Woods, awkward around women? Say it ain’t so! Actually, we might kind of be able to see this happening. He’s always exuded something of a geeky vibe during interviews, sounding more like a chipper nerd at a science fair than the experienced lothario he was revealed as being later on. It may seem like something of a mystery that he had so much sexual appeal hidden beneath that rather awkward exterior, but it seems that the secret was staring us right in the face all along. Here’s what happened when he asked Michael Jordan and Derek Jeter for some tips on how to improve his game, according to an ESPN profile on him.
“One night he went to a club in New York with Derek Jeter and Michael Jordan. Jeter and Jordan circulated, talking with ease to one beautiful woman after another. (Both declined to comment on the episode). At one point, Tiger walked up to them and asked the question that lives in the heart of every junior high boy and nearly every grown man too.
“‘What do you do to talk to girls?’
“Jeter and Jordan looked at each other, then back at Tiger, sort of stunned.
“‘Go tell ’em you’re Tiger Woods,’ they said.”
And there you have it. It’s nothing more special than the reality of who he is and the bragging rights you could take with you if you went home with him for the night. On one hand, that does make things significantly easier for him. On the other hand, it’s gotta be demoralizing to realize that for most women, there may be nothing more to him than a very big name.