GOLFER JORDAN GOES “LOGOLESS”; SWINGS PING STICKS: SPORTS BUSINESS DAILY wraps the MJ-Tiger pro-am pairing at the Wachovia in Charlotte today. Nothing much exciting, but SBD does note that Jordan did not wear any Nike gear or play Nike golf clubs.
SBD: “Jordan appeared logoless — odd considering his pairing with fellow Nike endorser Woods. But Woods, Jordan … hit Nike balls - Jordan’s ball had a swoosh and his Jumpman logo, which his caddy said is made especially for him - but Woods was the only one playing Nike clubs. Jordan instead chose Ping irons and metals and a Scotty Cameron putter.”
“… A group that had grown 30 deep in the fairways and 50-75 deep around the greens. Woods, asked by the press if he’d ever experienced crowds like that, said, ‘Not in this setting. I’ve played with presidents before, but it’s been away from the public eye. People haven’t had access to the golf course.’“