MJ and Bethpage


Tiger Woods weighed in on Michael Jordan’s chances of breaking 100 at Bethpage Black—this year’s U.S. Open venue—during Monday’s AT&T National press conference in Washington. Tiger said MJ had “better hit it straight,” but didn’t say whether his friend would break 100 in Golf Digest’s U.S. Open Challenge.
I’ve had the opportunity to play Bethpage Black several times and also see Jordan in action, and I don’t think he’ll have any trouble breaking 100. Ninety, on the other hand, that’s another story, especially if the greens are as firm and fast as they’ll be in the U.S. Open. The one thing about Bethpage is that there’s no real out of bounds. It’s long, but the course is fairly wide open and there are very few holes where you can lose a golf ball. He’ll have to play one good round of golf to break 90, but breaking 100 should be a slam dunk.