Michael Jordan set to host charity golf event in the Bahamas

Michael Jordan says his personal record at the Ocean Club Golf Course is 69.
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What is it that you like about The Bahamas that led you to hold the Michael Jordan Celebrity Invitational there?
There are a lot of reasons: the setting, the Ocean Club Golf Course, plus the activities at Atlantis. There's something for everyone. If anyone brings the kids, there are plenty of water slides and things to keep them busy the whole time we're on the course. The view from every tee and every green is really amazing—it almost makes it harder to play because you're distracted!

\nHow often do you play the Ocean Club Golf Course?
When I visit, 1-2 times per day.

\nIt's a windy course with a lot of water. Are you comfortable playing it?
Yes, very.

\nWhat's your best score on the Ocean Club Golf Course?
My lowest score on the Ocean Club course is a 69.

\nDid you get static from your guests when you won your own tournament a few years ago?
I'm competitive and I always play to win. I was bound to win eventually. If they don't like it ... well, that's too bad.

\nThis is your eighth MJCI. How much has been raised for charity so far?
Approximately $4 million.

\nHow much do you expect the MJCI will raise for charity this year?
More than half a million dollars.

\nIf you were to describe the MJCI in one or two words, what would they be?
World-class. I am fortunate to have so many friends that are at the top of their fields, whether in sports or entertainment. Every year they show up for me and it's just an amazing experience to have such well-respected athletes across the board — basketball, baseball, football, tennis, hockey and beyond — playing golf and raising money for great causes alongside the best actors and musicians. I love being surrounded by the best of the best. It keeps me on my toes, and I love a challenge!

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