An Absolutely Epic Michael Jordan Golf Gambling Story
- Category: Inside Golf
- Published: 2019-11-12
By SEAN ZAK, Golf.com
Everyone knows about Michael Jordan’s obsessive love for golf and a little action on his rounds. His game days during the 1992 Olympics in Barcelona often included 36 holes played during the morning ... and dominating the hardwood in the evening. Apparently wasn’t just an Olympics thing.
Fellow elite athlete and avid golfer Jeremy Roenick recently told an epic story of golf with Jordan during the ’92 NBA season. According to Roenick on the McNeil and Parkins Show, 36 holes and a bunch of beers were nothing to keep Jordan from dominating that evening.
“‘Meet me at Sunset Ridge, early. We’re gonna go play 18 holes'” Roenick recalled Jordan saying. “We played a round, I beat him for a couple thousand and got ready to leave … Now, the Bulls are playing that night. They played Cleveland that night. I’m thinking he’s leaving, it’s 10 o’clock. He goes, ‘No, let’s go play again.’