Friday, November 4, 2011

Jordan will not be assistant captain at the Presidents Cup because of the 'lockout'

Michael Jordan is part of the collective unconscious of basketball fans. Technical quality, delivery and determination have also seduced fans of golf, a sport that the star has been practiced for years. The former world number '23 'of the Bulls was selected by Fred Couples, captain of the U.S. team for the Presidents Cup, as his assistant during the dispute of the competition in Australia. But Michael Jordan has had to resign the post because of the 'lockout', reports .

"After a cautious consideration, I decided to cancel my trip to Australia later this month for the Presidents Cup," Jordan revealed in a statement sent to the PGA Tour. "With the current employment situation in the NBA unresolved, and as I am the majority owner of Charlotte Bobcats, I think you need to stay in the country. It was an honor to be chosen by Fred Couples to serve as assistant captain. I hope that Fred and the United States have the best of luck, "he continued.

Meanwhile, Fred Couples also wished she could have MJ to dispute the prestigious tournament, which pits the United States with the rest of the world (except Europe): "The team will miss his friendship, spirit and leadership. Really understand the complexity of your personal situation. "

Jordan had played the role of honorary captain for the Presidents Cup Couples played in San Francisco in 2009, which was conquered by the local combined against a team led by Australian Greg Norman.

The decline of Michael Jordan will be replaced by the senior circuit player John Cook, 11 times PGA Tour winner.


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