Golf superstar Tiger Woods has admitted that he will be keen to see how Lewis Hamilton performs in the United States Grand Prix, having followed the youngster's progress since he broke into Formula One.

Woods is also engaged in a high-profile competition this weekend, playing in the US Open at Oakmont, but will keep one eye on proceedings at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Hamilton has frequently been compared to the multiple Major champion, having broken perceived race barriers to succeed in his chosen sport.

"I'll be interested to see how Lewis goes in our grand prix on Sunday," Woods told the British newspaper The Sun, "I've been following his progress pretty closely, and I think it is great he won the Canadian Grand Prix after going close in all his previous races.

"Without a doubt, he is one of the most exciting talents to hit the sporting scene in recent years. Any time a rookie comes through and wins big, it is a story that captures the imagination. But it's not just his results. I've been impressed by the way he has handled himself off the racetrack, and I think he has the potential to be a terrific role model."

"I will catch up with [the grand prix] at some stage, but hopefully not live. I hope to be taking care of business myself then."



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