As if the reach of the Tiger Woods Effect needed another barometer by which to be measured, you can count world No. 1-ranked tennis star to the list of interested parties. Among those already enthralled by the 14-time major champion’s quest for No. 5 included 28-time Olympic medal winner Michael Phelps as well as the 8.5 million people who tuned in to watch the final round of the PGA Championship.
— PGA of America (@PGA) August 12, 2018
Competing in the Rogers Cup final in Montreal on Sunday afternoon, immediately after dispatching Stefanos Tsitsipas 6-2, 7-4, Nadal headed to his chair and immediately pulled out his phone.
Checking messages? No.
“I had to see what Tiger’s doing.”
"I've got to check on Tiger!" ?
— Tennis TV (@TennisTV) August 13, 2018
Tiger and Nadal’s friendship has grown over the years as the two superstars of their respective sports have traveled around the globe to watch one another compete.
— Tanika (@SitTanyusha) December 4, 2017
— GOLF.com (@GOLF_com) September 9, 2017