Jordan to Have Ryder Cup Role

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he United States captain, Davis Love III, has enlisted the help of the basketball legend Michael Jordan as he attempts to win back the Ryder Cup.

Love confirmed his four captain's picks for the meeting with Europe at Medinah, but the level of access he will give the five-times winner of the NBA's most valuable player award was more notable than those wildcard selections. Little surprise was attached to the naming of Dustin Johnson, Jim Furyk, Brandt Snedeker and Steve Stricker to complete the American party.

Jordan will be at close quarters with Love and his team. The 49-year-old has previously been an assistant captain for Fred Couples – himself...

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