Tuesday, June 16, 2009

AIR JORDAN, BIG BEN, JAY-TIMB TAKE ON BETHPAGE BLACK

Last Friday, Michael Jordan, Ben Roethlisberger, Justin Timberlake and Larry Giebelhausen took on Bethpage Black in the U.S. Open Challenge. Giebelhausen is a Phoenix police lieutenant who’s six word essay “I’m a cop. I’ll shoot low” won him the final spot in a Golf Digest contest.

Add to the mix the caddies – Rocco Mediate, Anthony Kim and Fred Couples.

Jordan said later he was so nervous he triple bogeyed the first hole and double bogeyed the second. He rallied with a four-over on the back to finish up with an 86.

Roethlisberger fared the best of the group, shooting an 81. Timberlake had an 88. Their playing partner, Larry Giebelhausen, just missed his goal of breaking 100 with a 101.

The 59-year-old Giebelhausen said he's not easily awed by celebrities.

"That doesn't impress me," he said. "What impresses me was that they were nice guys. That they were fun. That they were genuine. That they were pulling for me. That they were supportive."

Shockingly, Charles Barkley was not asked to participate in the event.

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