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Xander Schauffele recently shared a story where NBA legend Michael Jordan defeated him in a golf match. How did Jordan do it? Find out more details below.

 Xander Schauffele Shares ‘Embarrassing’ Michael Jordan Golf Story

Schauffele is having one of his best years on the PGA Tour, with his first major victory at the 2024 PGA Championship.

However, Schauffele recently shared one of the most “embarrassing” moments of his career: losing a few holes to Jordan.

While speaking with Colt Knost of CBS Sports, Schauffele revealed that he once played Jordan in a golf match. After defeating Jordan on his stroke holes, Schauffele decided to talk trash to Jordan. Big mistake.

“I did my best version of [trash talking] and then he beat me, straight up, which is embarrassing,” Schauffele said. “In the last three holes, yeah. I pancaked him on his stroke holes and I started talking s–t to him. He got all quiet, focused and then birdied like 15-16 no strokes, beat me straight up. I was like, ‘All right.'”

Jordan, a six-time NBA champion, is famously an excellent golfer and an even better competitor. Jordan is one of the best trash-talkers in the history of the NBA.

Schauffele learned the hard way to never poke the bear and motivate “His Airness.”

Xander Schauffele Heads To 2024 U.S. Open

Schauffele will play in the 2024 U.S. Open this week at course number 2 at Pinehurst Resort in Pinehurst, North Carolina.

Thanks to his win at the PGA Championship, Schauffele is currently the No. 2 player in the world per OWGR. Scottie Scheffler, the world’s No. 1 player, will also play in the U.S. Open.

Since 2017, Schauffele has played very well at the U.S. Open, with six top-10 finishes in seven appearances.

Schauffele finished T-10 at the 2023 U.S. Open. Wyndham Clark is the defending champion.