Playing a round with a non-pro twice his age might seem like a lousy way for Rickie Fowler to get ready for the Honda Classic until you hear the old guy’s name: Michael Jordan.
Fowler, ranked No. 5 in the world, played 36 holes with Jordan at the Floridian, a course about 30 miles north of Beach Gardens.
Fowler, 27, is ranked No. 5 in the world and has six professional wins under his belt, including four (two PGA, two European Tour) in the last eight months.
Jordn, who turned 53 on February 17, has never shied away with his obsession with golf, including once reputedly losing $1.25 million to an author during a round. He has hosted a charity golf tournament for each of the last 13 years.
“Just watching him and how he handles himself on the golf course,” Fowler said about what he took away from the experience.
“You know, how much confidence he has in a game that is not his profession, but how he can kind of, I guess, succeed in some of the big moments when there might be a putt on the line, or he needs to get a ball up-and-down.”
Fowler was mum on who won the round.