Without Michael Jordan, The U.S. Presidents Cup Team Will Have To Find Their Own Way

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As the NBA lockout rages on, it is now impacting golf’s Presidents Cup tournament later this month in Australia. Michael Jordan, who was scheduled to serve as assistant captain, announced that he is resigning his position and will remain in the United States“After careful consideration, it is with regret that I have decided to cancel my trip to Australia later this month for the Presidents Cup…With the NBA labour situation unsettled … I feel it is necessary that I remain in the country.”

Jordan, who also served as assistant captain in 2009, was to serve under team captain Fred Couples as an “ambassador for the Presidents Cup.” Couples further explained Jordan’s role by noting that the team will miss his “friendship, spirit and leadership.”

Indeed. Who is going to play pick-up basketball games or poker with Tiger Woods now?

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