Tiger Woods has been quite outspokenly anti-LIV Golf, but according to one member of the rival league, he's still keeping up with the Saudi-backed tour.
Woods, 47, was at Augusta National earlier this month where he played in The Masters. He made the cut for the 23rd consecutive time, tying the all-time tournament record.
However, shortly after, he was forced to withdraw.
A few weeks later, on 19 April, it was announced on his Twitter account that Woods had undergone a successful ankle surgery.
Also at The Masters in early April were 18 LIV Golf players, including a then-winless Talor Gooch.
Gooch, 31, finished in a tie for 34th and has since won the past two events on the LIV Golf schedule.
He became the league's first back-to-back winner and only the second player to win two LIV Golf events along with Brooks Koepka.
On Friday, a podcast called "Fore the People," released an episode with Gooch. It was then that Gooch told a story about Woods reportedly coming up to him at the Masters and talking to him about LIV Golf.
“So I have kind of a funny story,” Gooch told the podcast, per Golf.com.
He then, as Gooch tells it, asked him about if he'd been to Singapore before and told him a story about his own experiences playing golf there.
One of the podcast hosts, John Peterson, then pointed out his takeaway from Gooch's Woods story.
“You know, that’s kind of encouraging to know that Tiger watches you all that much, though, right,” he said.
Gooch agreed with his assumption.
“Yup, that was my takeaway, too,” he replied.
Gooch and the rest of LIV Golf are taking a week off before heading to Tulsa, Oklahoma for their sixth event of the 2023 season.