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Max Kellerman Doesn't Think Tiger Woods Is An Elite Athlete

Max Kellerman at a Floyd Mayweather fight.

LAS VEGAS, NV - MAY 02: Broadcaster Max Kellerman stands in the ring after Floyd Mayweather Jr. defeats Manny Pacquiao by unanimous decision in their welterweight unification championship bout on May 2, 2015 at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

Max Kellerman has never been afraid to zig when others zag. He proved that during this Wednesday's edition of 

“No I would not say that.”@maxkellerman doesn’t think Tiger Woods is an elite athlete. Do you agree? #KJMpic.twitter.com/wcJyoXGAsQ

— Keyshawn, JWill & Max (@KeyJayandMax) April 6, 2022

">Keyshawn, JWill & Max on ESPN Radio. While discussing Tiger Woods' status for the Masters, Kellerman made a head-scratching comment about the 15-time major champion. Kellerman claims he's not so sure Woods is an "elite athlete." Though he did list all the impressive skills that Woods owns, he has questions about his athleticism. "No I would not say that," Kellerman replied when asked if Tiger Woods is an elite athlete. "He may be, but I don't think you can demonstrate that just by playing golf. What I know about Tiger is his hand-eye [coordination] is next level, his will to win is excellent, and his mechanics are beautiful. I don't know how fast he runs, how high he jumps, all that stuff."

Honestly, this just seems like a very technical argument from Woods.

Sure, no one is going to say Woods is more athletic than sports legends like Michael Jordan or Jerry Rice. However, there's no question he's one of the most influential athletes of all time.

As of now, Woods is expected to compete in the 2022 Masters.