Chris and the Houston Rockets took on the Utah Jazz after Tiger's comeback -- so, Paul decided to make a few alterations to his red CP3.12s to pay homage to the golfer.
BTW, Chris and Tiger have been friends for years -- with Chris previously crediting Woods with getting him into golf in the first place.
They've been spotted on various courses together several times in the past.
As for Paul, he won too -- the Rockets smashed the Jazz 122 to 90.
Unclear who actually crafted the custom Tiger shoes. We're looking into it.
8:13 AM PT -- A rep for Nike tells us the shoe was the product of a "partnership between Chris and our performance footwear team" ... and note that it was actually made by Jordan Brand.
Here's the most insane golf shot you'll EVER see ... Jordan Spieth skipped a ball SEVEN times over the water in a pond -- and landed it within 10 feet from the hole!
It all went down Wednesday at The Par 3 Contest -- the prelude to this weekend's Masters tournament -- where pros are known to take it easy before they tee it up for real on Thursday at Augusta.
Jordan decided to put on a little show for fans ... heading down to the water for one of his tee shots -- and hitting a shot that required the ball to skip across the pond's water.
The golf ball took seven big hops along the surface of the water ... landed on the green ... and miraculously rolled about 10 feet from the pin!!
What's even crazier ... HIS SHOT ENDED UP CLOSER THAN THE OTHER TWO NON-TRICK SHOT TEE SHOTS!!!!!!
Spieth is one of the sport's biggest superstars -- he's a 16/1 favorite to win the green jacket this weekend -- so, not too surprising he's able to do something like this with a golf ball.
Still ... WHAT A SHOT!!!
Wanna see a ridiculous farmer's tan???
Good ... 'cause PGA Tour pro Drew Nesbitt stripped down for a golf shot Friday -- and dude has CLEARLY spent way too much time in the sun with his shirt on.
The partial nudity all went down on the Par-4, 6th hole of this week's Honda Classic in Florida ... when Nesbitt's drive off the tee leaked left and tumbled into the water.
Fortunately for Drew -- and fans of farmer's tans everywhere -- his ball was still technically in play ... so he ditched his shirt, rolled up his pants and smacked it outta the water.
The shot ended up pretty good ... and Drew was able to save par.
The whole ordeal actually ended up being worth it for Nesbitt ... the clutch water save helped him make this weekend's cut -- so he's got two more rounds of golf to play this weekend.
Translation ... we've got 36 more opportunities to see that glorious untanned bod again!!!
Imagine you're in line at In-N-Out ... about to order a delicious double-double with fries and a shake -- and all of a sudden, you get a call from Donald Trump!!!
DO YOU GET OUT OF LINE?!
That's exactly what happened to PGA Tour pro Pat Perez during Trump's presidential campaign -- and you bet your sweet ass he took that call!!! Here's how Pat's wife, Ashley, describes it:
"So [Trump's] assistant was like, 'Mr. Perez, Donald Trump would like to speak to you. Are you available?' And he's like, 'SH*T YES! I'm available!'"
Turns out, Perez -- who has 3 PGA Tour wins under his belt -- is a HUGE Trump supporter and while they've hung out in person before, they've never golfed together.
"I'd love to play with him," Perez told us while smokin' ciggies outside Craig's with Ashley ... "I'd love to get that chance."
So, why the passion for Trump?
"The one thing you can't argue with Donald Trump, he loves America," Pat says, "He loves America and I love America ... and he's our President. I mean, what are ya gonna do?"
Tony Romo ... Romostrodamus ... Tiger Romo??!?!
It might just stick ... 'cause the ex-Dallas Cowboys QB-turned-superstar-broadcaster just hit the most INSANE golf shot you'll ever see an amateur hit!!!
Romo's playing in the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am this week ... and smacked his tee shot Friday at the Par-4 15th hole into the course's hospitality tent.
Normally, players get relief -- take a drop ... and hit their shot from actual grass.
But, Romo had different ideas -- and decided to take his wedge out ... AND HIT THE SHOT FROM THE TENT'S CARPET!!!
What happened next was just absurd -- HE STUFFED THE BALL WITHIN A FOOT OF THE HOLE!!!
Romo tapped in for a birdie ... and NOBODY could believe what they just saw.
Tony had a tough time winning while he was with the Cowboys ... but, clearly, dude just CANNOT lose in retirement!!!
Buncha old PGA golfers trying to do young people stuff -- this time, they're recreating the celebration dances from Fortnite.
Are they terrible at it? Yes.
Are they trying really hard? Yeah, sure.
Guys like 59-year-old Tom Lehman and 61-year-old Bernhard Langer gave it their best shot before heading into the final event of the PGA Tour Champions season.
They're all really good golfers -- but the dancing needs work.
It's almost like if your favorite Fortnite character suddenly got arthritis and was considering a reverse mortgage loan.
Meanwhile, the guys are all gearing up for the Charles Schwab Cup Championship which goes down at the Phoenix Country Club.
Langer is currently the points leader and gunning for his 4th Schwab Cup in 5 years.
So, if he wins ... victory dance?
Chicks. DUI. Chicks. Injuries. Chicks. Donald Trump. Chicks. Chicks. Chicks.
"Tiger, we happy for that brother," Common told us outside Delilah in L.A.
"It's something when you go through some stuff and we all recognize that and honor that."
In fact, the hip-hop legend seems to think Woods will have even more success in the future -- and says everything he's been through (a whole Hooters, basically) will make him stronger.
Tiger and Peyton (and 2 other guys) were teamed up at The Memorial Pro-Am Tournament in Dublin, Ohio on Wednesday ... where they faced off with Phil's foursome.
PGA officials tell us ... Tiger's team finished 2 under par -- while Phil's team finished 7 under.
Still, both Tiger and Peyton hit some pretty decent shots during the tourney ... and Tiger even gave away one of his golf balls to a little girl in the crowd!
Don't worry fellas ... only 364 days until the rematch.
Well, maybe "sucks" is a strong word ... but the NY Giants stud rookie running back knows he needs a lot of help on the links and thinks Tiger is just the man for the job.
You've probably seen the pics of Barkley on the course ... dude looks like a monster with a club -- and he's revealing his new nickname, "Thigh-ger Woods."
"I need some lessons," Barkley joked to TMZ Sports ... "I need more than some lessons!"
There's more ... Barkley -- who just became a first-time dad -- also talked about being a parent.
But between changing diapers and training with the Giants ... good luck finding time to golf!!!
We got Bubba out in NYC and asked if he ever played with Trump, which he told our guy he did ... way BEFORE Trump moved into the White House.
"2006. I met him on his gold course and played a couple holes with him."
We had to ask Bubba, now that Trump's the top man, do you maybe drop a few holes so the leader of the free world feels good about himself?
"No, I would never let him win. If he beats me he beats me. No not at all, 'cause then I could tell everybody I beat the President."
Be careful Bubba, you're one slick comment away from getting a tweet.
"He served his term," Player told us at LAX ... "When a man has served his term, he must be forgiven. He must go ahead now and live his life."
The 81-year-old hall of famer also doesn't understand why people have been blowing off golf outings with President Donald Trump ... saying golf should NOT be about political views.
That said ... there is one guy Player says he wouldn't invite out to the links. Wait'll you see where Gary draws the line.
Ellie Day suffered a concussion and was carried out of the arena on a stretcher after James accidentally ran into her at the game ... while she and her pro golf star hubby were courtside.
Some critics have gone after Jason -- saying he should have done SOMETHING to shield her from the blow ... but Ellie's mom says it's wrong to point the finger at Jason.
"I don't blame [Jason] at all," Lucy Knapp tells TMZ Sports.
"I love Jason very much. He's a wonderful father and husband. He also a great son-in-law. He cares about his family very much."
"I just thank God that she's okay."
Lucy says she cried when she saw the incident on television and refuses to watch the replays -- but says Ellie appears to be doing well and is now resting and recovering at home.
The golfer opened up to Time Magazine ... saying if he could change anything about 2009 ... "it would be having a more open, honest relationship with my ex-wife."
Of course, Elin kicked Tiger to the curb that year after learning he had been banging an army of skeezers behind her back.
But now, Tiger says he's busted his ass ... and worked hard to rebuild his relationship with the mother of his 2 children.
"Having the relationship that I have now with her is fantastic. She’s one of my best friends. We’re able to pick up the phone, and we talk to each other all the time. We both know that the most important things in our lives are our kids. I wish I would have known that back then."
When asked if there was anything he would've done differently ... Woods said, "When it comes down to it, right down to it, it’s just having a more open, honest relationship with my ex-wife when we were married."
"Our frustrations would have come out if we had talked about it and been open and honest with each other. Which we are now, and it’s absolutely fantastic."
Woods says he's already spoken with his kids about why he and Elin are no longer together -- explaining, "Guys, the reason why we’re not in the same house, why we don’t live under the same roof, Mommy and Daddy, is because Daddy made some mistakes."
"We’re all human. We all make mistakes. But look what happened at the end of it. Look at how great you are. You have two loving parents that love you no matter what."
PGA golfer Steve Elkington is getting hammered on Twitter right now ... after making a joke about Michael Sam throwing a purse at the NFL combine.
The 51-year-old Australian -- who won the PGA championship in '95 -- wrote, "ESPN reporting Michael Sam is leading the handbag throw at NFL combine ... No one else expected to throw today."
Moments after the tweet, the backlash began ... with Steve's followers going off on the golfer. Here's a sample:
-- "You are TRYING TO MAKE SURE YOUR PUBLICIST keeps his job aren't you?? Good luck motherf*ker. See your apology at 11 on ESPN."
-- "BREAKING: Irrelevant golfer makes awful joke"
-- "Homophobia is hilarious (to a sh*tty old white dude)."
-- "let me get this straight - a golfer is making jokes about a football player's manliness?"
There's more ... but you get the point.
Paulina Gretzky's engagement is great news ... for one man -- that golfer dude who snagged the Great One. Sorry, we mean ... the Great One's daughter.
The rest of us are stuck with the Internet ... which, luckily, is laced with absurdly hot Paulina pics.