The Greatest Michael Jordan Golf Stories

Written: Alex Myers

Editor’s note: This post initially ran in honor of Michael Jordan’s 53rd birthday. His Airness turned 54 on Friday.

ESPN recently named Michael Jordan the greatest basketball player ever. OK, so that wasn’t specifically breaking news (in truth, they’ve honored him as such on several occasions), but we’re here to inform you that MJ might also be the greatest when it comes to fantastic golf stories. So in honor of his Airness’ 53rd birthday on Wednesday, these are some of the ideal Michael Jordan golf tales we’ve ever heard. Get pleasure from.
— That time he goaded Bill Clinton into playing from the tips by saying, “You’re going to play from the tiny girls’ tees?”

— That time he got married on a golf course.
— That time he forced Chuck Daly into a rematch on the course by pounding on his hotel area at the crack of dawn — and won.
— That time he bet Tiger Woods he would break 92 at the 2009 Golf Digest U.S. Open Challenge at Bethpage Black — and won.
— That time he raced Sergio Garcia at St. Andrews:

— That time he showed up to his celebrity tournament in Vegas with a personalized golf cart:

— That Those time times he played 36 holes in Barcelona at the 1992 Olympics before playing games with the Dream Group.
— That time he lost $1.25 million on the course to a buddy in the course of a ten-day span.
— That time he produced a $500 side bet with a fan in Reno that he’d hit the green — and collected:

Jordan’s days of playing basketball are long behind him, but at 53, the guys who sits at No. 18 on our current list of greatest athlete golfers has a lot of excellent golf — and wonderful golf tales — ahead of him. Preserve ’em coming, MJ.

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7 thoughts on “The Best Michael Jordan Golf Stories”

  1. It’s amazing that a guy with so much knowledge on how to use his body in basketball can’t make a real shoulder turn and get power from his legs. His swing is getting stuck, then rotate weakly while getting unstuck.

  2. How about when he didn’t pay off his gambling debts and they killed his father on the side of the road in his Lexus…

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