Peyton Manning on playing golf with Tiger Woods at pro-am at Memorial Tournament – The Denver Post
Former Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning hit the links with Tiger Woods in the pro-am at the Memorial Tournament on Wednesday at the Muirfield Village Golf Club in Dublin, Ohio.
After the pro-am, Manning spoke with NFL Network about his day.
Two icons in their respective sports.
— NFL (@NFL) May 31, 2018
On playing with Tiger Woods:
“He was a great host to me, a couple of the Nationwide executives. He was great to all the fans. We had a big crowd on every single hole. … As a golf fan, it was great to see him back out there.”
On Woods’ rehab:
He and I talked a lot about his rehab and kind of the things he has to do to play golf in this new physical state. I can certain relate to that with my injury several years ago, so I’m really happy for him and proud of him for putting in the work and being out there and being flexible and adaptive to playing in this new physical state and it’s really serving him well.
On brother Eli playing with NFL Network color analyst Shaun O’Hara:
It’s very similar probably similar crowds following the O’Hara group and Woods. So, that’s a very accurate comparison. No doubt.
On if he likes the Giants drafting Saquon Barkley:
I sure hope so. Sounds like he’s a great kid and Eli said he’s been very impressive in the OTAs so far, catching the ball, picking up on the protections and asks a lot of really good questions. All the types of things you want to see in a rookie.
On how close he follows football now that he’s retired:
I certainly still keep up with it. I still go to a number of games whether it’s a Broncos game or a Colts game. I went to several of Eli’s games. I went back to the University of Tennessee. I’m still a big fan.
On Andrew Luck coming back from an injury:
He doesn’t need my advice. I’m pulling for him to get back there and get healthy. … It’s no fun being an injured. But a guy like Andrew is going to put in the time and effort to get healthy.
On interest in doing television:
I kind of enjoy being a fan right now, enjoy being here at this golf tournament … got to meet Jack Nicklaus today, Hale Irwin, got to play golf with Tiger Woods and see a lot of the golfers that I enjoy. I’m a golf fan, I’m a football fan — that’s kind of plenty for me right now.