Ryder Cup 2012: Hard to miss Michael Jordan

The tee room: Hard to miss Jordan

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UPDATED:

22:35 GMT, 28 September 2012

Michael Jordan has been an integral part of the USA team here and was out and about inside the ropes on Friday.

A superstar like him standing 6ft 6in is fairly recognisable anywhere, but Jordan was particularly conspicuous at Medinah for the simple reason that the golf crowd is almost 100 per cent white.

Star appeal: Michael Jordan

Star appeal: Michael Jordan

USA gunning for Garcia

Who is the player the Americans most
want to beat in the European team You
might think it was Ian Poulter, with his
cocksure attitude and declarations that
he wants to 'kill' the opposition. But
according to a well-placed source the
man they most want to put one over is
actually the equally combative Sergio
Garcia.

Pack your thermals

The Chicago weather looks set fair for the weekend, but what of Gleneagles being played the same weekend in 2014 The courses there were closed on Thursday due to torrential rain and, although temperatures are due to peak at 14C there this weekend, they can plunge to near freezing during the night at this time of year.

Fair play to Furyk

Jim Furyk refused relief to his opposition around the second green, but quickly showed the best of golfing manners on the 10th when, just off the green, the swish from his practice swing just fractionally moved his ball. Furyk immediately called a penalty on himself and in effect that conceded the hole.

Bubba likes it loud

No golfers like anything but hush on the tee – unless you are Bubba Watson, the man whose bottom lip quivers at the sight of the Stars and Stripes. He teed off to the sound of the crowd clapping and cheering, orchestrated by caddie Ted Scott waving his arms like a triple jumper at the end of the runway. The drive was unspectacular, down the right into the light rough.