‘We All Came Up Together’: Tiger Woods Made a Heartening Confession About Derek Jeter and Their Extraordinary Careers in 2016
Tiger Woods began his professional career in 1996 and then embarked on the journey of one of the most successful golfers of all time. During the same period, another superstar was born in the Baseball world, when Derek Jeter made his debut for the New York Yankees in 1995. Today we take a look back at the time when Woods found familiarity in his career with the Yankees’ shortstop.
Over the years, many sports athletes have arrived and enjoyed success. However, to capitalize on success for long period isn’t for everybody, unless you are Woods or Jeter. Both men have enjoyed triumphs throughout their two-decades-long careers.
Both legends share a lot in common, which also includes the induction into Hall of Fame in their respective sports. Back in 2016, Tiger had a nostalgic chat in which he talked about Jeter and also two former Laker stars.
The reign of Tiger Woods, Derek Jeter, Kobe Bryant, and Shaq happened during the same period
Derek Jeter’s addition to the Yankees was quickly noticeable. A year later after making his Major league debut in 1995, Jeter helped the Yankees in winning their first World Series since 1978. Jeter then became part of the Dynasty, clinching three consecutive World Series from 1998-2000. Though the year 2000 marked the end of the Yankees’ domination, it also marked the beginning of the “Tiger Slam” in the world of golf.
Woods went on to win the Grand Slam, all four of golf’s professional majors at one time. Fans labeled it as the “Tiger Slam”. It started with a win at the 2000 U.S. Open and concluded in the 2001 Masters. Years later, Woods reminisced about the similarity of dominance in the sports between himself and Jeter by saying, “Even though he’s older and spent a couple of years in the minors, we both came up in ’96”.