Michael Jordan Appointed as Advisor to U.S. Ryder Cup Team

NBA legend Michael Jordan, who’s had a well-documented affection for golfing, will serve as an adviser and motivational speaker to the U.S. Ryder Cup team. Jordan is one of four picks by U.S. captain Davis Love III. Via Guardian.co.uk: “Jordan will be at close quarters with Love and his team. The 49-year-old has previously been an assistant captain for Fred Couples—himself part of Love’s backroom team—at the Presidents Cup. ‘I’ve talked to him. Michael’s going to be hanging around with Fred probably a lot and be an influence,’  Love said. ‘I told Michael this a couple weeks ago. One of the neatest things I ever saw in the Ryder Cup was Michael riding in the golf cart with Tom Kite. He came out to watch Freddie and I play and I thought that was one of the coolest things. So I want my team, like Fred and I did, to get to see Michael. Rather than him sneaking around in the gallery, I want him to be seen and I want him to be in our team room, be hanging around and be a great influence.'”