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VIDEO: Barkley dishes specifics on Michael Jordan’s golf gambling habits

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Surely you’ve heard wives tales about Michael Jordan’s propensity for gambling over the years, whether it’s betting the average person’s yearly salary on one hole of golf or putting millions on the line in a night of blackjack. But how true are the rumors? How much does Jordan really gamble on the course?

Fellow NBA Hall-of-Famer and golf-gambling buddy Charles Barkley broke it down on the Dan Patrick Show. As it turns out, Jordan’s golfing bets are bigger than you even imagined.

“Back when I would play, it was pretty much even [between me and MJ],” Barkley said. “But I tell you what, and I apologize to Michael for saying this … we’d be playing golf with certain people, and we’d be playing a couple of hundred dollars a hole. But he’d be playing some for guy for $100,000.”

Wow. That’s bit more pressure than your weekly $5 nassau, eh?

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  1. Denton

    Mar 27, 2017 at 5:39 pm

    Played golf with MJ in Japan in the mid-1990’s. MJ never betted with me, because I couldn’t afford it, but his two bodyguards that followed him around the course were betting $500 on every swing, putt, or anything else. Became pretty evident though that MJ doesn’t become interested in things until there is pressure. Gambling isn’t a thrill because he wants the money, feeling and beating the PRESSURE is his thrill. If it ain’t big, it ain’t pressure. He needed a 40 foot putt on the 18th hole of our match to win and he drained it center-cut. MJ always wants the last shot to count for something. The epitome of a great player.

  2. Jim

    Mar 27, 2017 at 11:11 am

    It’s all relative. 4,000 in bank – 100 a hole’s a lot
    40,000,000 in bank – 100K just makes it interesting…

    God Bless ’em! HooYah…

    Hope the caddies see figure tips from those matches

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WATCH: PGA Tour players play hole blindfolded and it’s hilarious/amazing

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As part of a Srixon campaign, four PGA Tour players recently participated in a three-hole challenge, with each hole being a different game; hole No. 1 was blindfolded, hole No. 2 was costumes and distractions, and hole No. 3 was alternate shot with a baseball bat. The teams were Smylie Kaufman and Sam Ryder against Shane Lowry and Grayson Murray.

Watch the full video below, since it is quite entertaining (albeit not the type of golf that Old Tom Morris surely had in mind), but in particular, make sure to check out the first hole where Lowry and Ryder play a full hole completely blind folded. It’s amazing to watch how badly Ryder struggles, and how Lowry nearly makes par.

Cleveland-Srixon’s marketing department has been hard at work crafting these viral-esque ad campaigns; if you remember, former long-drive champion Jamie Sadlowski recently dressed as 80-year-old Grandpa Jamie to fool range-goers. That video has since gathered over 1.2 million views on YouTube.

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Think you had a bad weekend on the course? At least you didn’t do this

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We hope this golfer didn’t take the ultra-premium golf equipment plunge before sending his clubs to a watery grave. Either way, this was an expensive (and strangely calm) reaction to a bad round.

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Tiger Woods battles terrifying deep-sea creature, wins

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With four tweets since July 21st, Tiger Woods is exposing himself on social media in a way we haven’t seen.

And with his latest tweet, he’s…exposing himself in a way we haven’t seen.

A shirtless-and-swimsuited Woods appears holding what he purports to be a lobster (but what looks more like a monster of the deep sea).

Nothing like it, indeed.

He’s lucky to have escaped with his life after battling that horrifying crustacean. Spiny lobsters, apparently, don’t have claws, but somehow that doesn’t make them any less terrifying, as they look poised to impale you and carry you off to their reefy lairs.

Not sure how big the beast in Woods grasp actually is, but it pales in comparison to this 14-pound creature from your nightmares.

14_pound_lobster_caught_near_Bermuda_0_48217534_ver1.0_640_480Anyway, Woods has been on something of a grand tour of late it seems, taking in a friendly version of El Clasico in Miami and posing with Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez.

All of this is good to see. It was two months ago that Woods entered rehab following his now-infamous Memorial Day arrest for impaired driving.

What this portends for his future on the golf course is unclear, but you’d assume the 14-time major champion is feeling pretty good if he’s free diving after monsters of the deep.

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