Xander Schauffele is currently one of the best golfers in the world. Only Scottie Scheffler is ahead of Schauffele in the official world golf rankings. But don’t tell that to Michael Jordan, the great basketball player and avid golfer. The former Chicago Bulls legend is known for his frequent golfing, especially since he decided to retire from basketball.

Jordan appears to be skilled enough to beat Schauffele, and the latter admitted this once. The golfer reportedly revealed to former NBA player Colt Knost that he was beaten “straight up” by the six-time champion.

Never talk ‘sh*t’ about Michael Jordan; Xander Schauffele learned it the hard way

Colt asked Schauffele if he had any experience playing against Jordan, and the latter initially agreed with Knost about how difficult it is to get inside Michael’s head. When it comes to bullshit, Jordan might be the best, and he has the trophies, rings and awards to back it up.

Jordan wasn’t going to be put off by some trash talk from a man almost a foot shorter than him. That turned out to be the case with Jordan and Schauffele.

“In the last three holes, yeah,” Schauffele told Knost about Jordan beating him. “I pancaked him, and on his punch holes I started talking to him. He became completely quiet, focused and then birdied 15-16, no strokes. I was like, ‘Okay.’”

While there is no footage of his win over Xander Schauffele, one can only imagine Jordan sinking those putts considering it was a crucial time in Game 6 of the 1998 NBA Finals, and Schauffele as Bryon Russell.

Schauffele won the 2024 PGA Championship

Schauffele is a top-level professional golfer who recently won his first major title. Schauffele won the 2024 PGA Championship at Valhalla Golf Club in Louisville in May and then finished T-8 in the 2024 Memorial Tournament presented by Workday at Muirfield Village Golf Club in Dublin, Ohio, on Sunday.

Schauffele seemed unaffected by his loss to Jordan, and he now had a new, wonderful story to tell – unfortunately at his expense. Schauffele can forget his golf disaster against the five-time NBA Most Valuable Player and focus solely on winning the upcoming 2024 US Open at Pinehurst Resort in North Carolina.

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