Michael Jordan Seen Supporting Team USA At The Ryder Cup

Michael Jordan Seen Supporting Team USA At The Ryder Cup

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Michael Jordan was seen celebrating Dustin Johnson's birdie putt at the 43rd Ryder Cup.

Michael Jordan Seen Supporting Team USA At The Ryder Cup

It's no secret that Michael Jordan is a huge golf fan and, at Whistling Straits, the sporting legend was seen supporting his fellow countrymen.

Jordan, who is regarded as the best basketball player of all time, was seen in Wisconsin cheering on the USA team, most notably in the afternoon match of Dustin Johnson (opens in new tab) and Xander Schauffele (opens in new tab) against Paul Casey (opens in new tab) and Bernd Wiesberger (opens in new tab).

The six-time championship winner, who owns the exclusive golf course "The Grove XXIII," which has fewer than 80 members, was seen fist pumping Johnson's winning birdie putt as the duo cruised to a comfortable lead.

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It isn't the first time that Jordan has been spotted at a Ryder Cup; the American has been seen at every Ryder Cup since 1999.

Jordan has a huge passion for the sport, stating in an interview "for the first time in my life it’s been a place where I’ve been able to get away from all the noise, and I desperately needed that.

"When you are in the heart of so much chaos you sometimes have to switch completely the other way, and when I discovered golf I suddenly had this outlet that was like nothing I had found before.

"I think if you understand golf, you appreciate the seclusion and the calm. Some people don’t like that level of escape, whereas I thought it was the coolest thing ever."

Michael Jordan Ryder Cup

Jordan at the 2012 Ryder Cup. (Photo by Montana Pritchard/PGA of America via Getty Images)

As mentioned above, the sporting great loves his golf—playing nearly every day down in Florida at his own golf club "Grove XXIII."

The club is so exclusive that it has fewer than 80 members since it opened in 2019, many of whom are high-profile celebrities, including former US President, Barack Obama.

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Another interesting point about the golf course, is the amazing drink delivery system, which you can see in the video below:

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Matt Cradock
Staff Writer

Matt joined Golf Monthly in February 2021 covering weekend news, before also transitioning to equipment and testing. After freelancing for Golf Monthly and The PGA for 18 months, he was offered a full-time position at the company in October 2022 and continues to cover weekend news and social media, as well as help look after Golf Monthly’s many buyers’ guides and equipment reviews.

Taking up the game when he was just seven years of age, Matt made it into his county squad just a year later and continues to play the game at a high standard, with a handicap of around 2-4. To date, his best round came in 2016, where he shot a six-under-par 66 having been seven-under through nine holes. He currently plays at Witney Lakes in Oxfordshire and his favourite player is Rory McIlroy, despite nearly being struck by his second shot at the 17th during the 2015 BMW PGA Championship.

Matt’s current What’s In The Bag?

Driver: Honma TW747, 8.75°

Fairway Wood: TaylorMade Rocketballz Stage 2, 15°, 19°

Hybrid: Adams Super Hybrid, 22°

Irons: Mizuno MP54, 5-PW

Wedges: Cleveland 588 RTX 2.0 Tour Satin, 50°, 56°, 60°

Putter: Cleveland TFI 2135 Satin Cero

Ball: Titleist Pro V1x