Jordan to again assist U.S. Prez Cup team

Fred Couples and Michael Jordan during the 2009 Presidents Cup.
Fred Couples and Michael Jordan during the 2009 Presidents Cup. ( Associated Press )

Monday, November 29, 2010

MELBOURNE, Australia – Michael Jordan is returning as one of U.S. captain Fred Couples’ Presidents Cup assistants for the November 2011 matches at Royal Melbourne.

Couples said Monday at Royal Melbourne that Jordan and Champions Tour player Jay Haas will return as assistant U.S. captains after helping lead the winning American team in 2009 in San Francisco.

International captain Greg Norman selected Frank Nobilo as one of his two assistants, with the second to be determined next year.

“I can’t wait,” Jordan said. “I had such a good time in San Francisco with Freddie, Jay and the team back in 2009. I love golf, the team atmosphere and, of course, competition, and to be in the locker room with some of the best golfers on the planet was a great experience.”