Tiger Woods is currently over in East Asia, visiting China and Japan to promote golf locally and “inspire athletes,” according to a press release from Nike. That tour began Friday, and though Woods is the main attraction, he wasn’t the biggest celebrity on site, the key word being “biggest.”
Woods was photographed alongside Chinese basketball star Yao Ming at the Nike Campus in Shanghai, which Woods tweeted later that day. Woods stands 6-foot-1, but looks much shorter when next to the 7-foot, 6-inch Chinese man.
“It is a great honor to meet Tiger in person and to share our experiences in sport to encourage young athletes to pursue their dreams,” Ming said after sitting down with Woods for a presentation. “Hopefully we inspired and motivated kids to challenge themselves and push the limits to accomplish their ultimate goals.”
Hello Yao, awesome day at Nike campus in Shanghai. pic.twitter.com/ufn4147z1s— Tiger Woods (@TigerWoods) April 24, 2015
Woods' tour finished in Tokyo on Sunday.