'Jordan Had Already Won The Day' - Lineker Recalls Golfing With NBA Legend

'Jordan Had Already Won The Day' - Lineker Recalls Golfing With NBA Legend
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After watching the latest episode of 'The Last Dance', a documentary series about the 1990s Chicago Bulls team featuring Michael Jordan, Gary Lineker was reminded of the time he played golf with the basketball legend.

"It was a Thursday night and I got a call from my agent," Lineker wrote on Twitter.

"He said: 'I've had Michael Jordan's people on the phone and he wants to play at Sunningdale'.

"I was a member so he thought I could help. He said: 'There's three of them: Michael and two of his basketball friends and they want to play on Sunday'. I said: 'If it's a Sunday they can't play without a member, but I can host them'. (Too right, I could.)


"So Saturday night I get a call from my agent: 'There's now six of them, two more friends and Samuel L Jackson'."

As they were now six in the group, Lineker needed another Sunningdale member to play with the additional golfers. He called his friend, former pro golfer Michael King, also known as Queeny.

"Thankfully he was free and available," wrote Lineker.


I turned up at 8.30am. Keith, the club pro said: 'Your guests have arrived, they're on the putting green'. There they were, six of them, five giant basketball players and Samuel L Jackson ambling around, putting and smoking cigars.

The observing, quintessentially white elderly members were wide-eyed. We introduced ourselves and headed to the first tee. Now my mate Queeny liked a bet on the golf course and was a bit of a hustler.

So we're all stood there and Queeny says in his slightly posh voice, 'So Michael would you like bet, a little wager?' Michael says: 'Sure, man'. Queeny says: 'So how much would you like to play for?' Michael puffs on his cigar, looks straight at him, smiles and says: 'Whatever makes you feel uncomfortable, man'.

Mr Jordan had already won the day.

Lineker later added that the bet was, "Minuscule by Michael Jordan standards, I imagine. Hundred quid or thereabouts and it was one of his easier slam dunks. He was delightful company by the way".

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