Nick Saban with Ken Griffey and Tiger Woods

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Nick Saban with Ken Griffey and Tiger Woods

Alabama head coach Nick Saban spoke about Tiger Woods and Ken Griffey Jr.

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"I just played Augusta yesterday with Ken Griffey Jr. He was my partner, thank God. I met him a couple of times. He has a couple of sons that were prospects, and I got to meet him along the way.

But he’s a really good guy and really good golfer, and we had a lot of fun. But most of the time, people complain about three-putts, but when you have multiple four-putts, that’s something you don’t even want to talk about”.

"When I played in the Pro-Am when I was at Michigan State in the old Buick Open in 1997 or 1998, it was the first time Tiger won the Masters and he was like 22 or 23 years old. This was like the weekend before we started fall camp, so they call and say, ‘Will you play in the Pro-Am?’ And I said, ‘I can’t play then.

We’ve got practice starting in three days.’ And they said, ‘Well, if you could play with Tiger, will you play?’ And I said, ‘Yeah.’ That was my favorite Pro-Am, and it was quite an experience.

His caddie was Fluff in those days, who was a great guy. It was really a lot of fun" George Kenneth Griffey (born November 21, 1969) is a former American baseball player. Nicknamed Junior and The Kid, he has played in his career as a winger and in recent years as a designated hitter.

In 2016 he was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame with the then highest percentage of votes of all time. In addition to numerous team records set in the Seattle Mariners and the Cincinnati Reds, Ken was a very popular player in the 1990s.

In 1999 he was included in the MLB line-up of the century and in the same year The Sporting News placed him in 93rd place in the ranking of the best hundred players of all time. Nike created a model of shoes that wore his first name.

On May 31, 2010 with the Seattle Mariners he closed his professional career finishing in 6th place all-time in home runs (630) and 15th in RBI (1836). With the national baseball team of the United States of America he played in the 2006 World Baseball Classic.