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MEDINAH, Illinois – The Ryder Cup begins this weekend and Tiger Woods is paying homage to basketball legend Michael Jordan. This year’s host club for the Cup is some 30 miles west of the city Jordan ‘owned’ during his storied tenure with the Chicago Bulls. Jordan is serving as an ‘adviser’ to this year’s team and Woods is happy to have him.
The world’s greatest golfer told reporters this week his first meeting with Jordan involved lots of drinks, despite having to play in a golf tournament the following day.
“I still shot some really good numbers that day and made an eagle on the last hole to win,” Woods told reporters.
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Jordan is a member of the Medinah Country Club and will be a constant fixture in the locker room, according to U.S. Ryder Cup captain Davis Love III. Woods said having one of the world’s greatest athletes around will be “incredible” for this year’s team.
“I consider him like my big brother,” Woods said. “I may take that for granted, but some of the other guys that don’t really know Michael, I think it’s a real treat for them.”
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