07-21-2009, 10:22 AM
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Join Date: Apr 2009
Michael Jordan golfs at Mike Weir Charity
CELEBS COME OUT IN SUPPORT OF WEIR'S CHARITY AT CANADIAN OPEN
OAKVILLE, Ont. -- It's been nearly a decade since Mike Weir arrived at the RBC Canadian Open and wasn't the biggest star on the grounds.
But that's exactly the situation he found himself in Monday morning as he quietly stepped on to the practice range at Glen Abbey amid a gaggle of celebrities.
There was Michael Jordan standing in the middle of the putting green, exchanging phone numbers with John Daly and puffing on a large cigar. Less than 100 feet away, an excited group of fans nearly knocked one another over while trying to get actor Kevin Costner to sign some memorabilia. And grouped together on the practice tee was NHL stars Joe Thornton and Rick Nash, who chatted about the off-season before hitting a couple of warmup shots.
Of course, they had all turned up on a sunny morning to support Weir and play in a charity tournament that benefits his foundation for kids. The host was thrilled to see so many stars.
"It means a lot to have guys take time out of their summers," said Weir. "It's a busy time. Those type of guys, you know the value of their off time. So to come here and support me in this event is huge."
The last time anyone could remember so much action and excitement on a Monday before this event was when Tiger Woods showed up during a record-setting run in 2000.
Jordan looked sharp in a pink golf shirt and easily drew the biggest following while making his way around a Glen Abbey layout that will host the 100th Canadian Open from Thursday to Sunday. Several fans wore his familiar No. 23 jersey and snapped photos as he walked the fairways.
A call from Weir drew the six-time NBA champion to the event.
"I've just kind of gotten to know him through athletic circles," explained Weir. "It was great that he was able to come."
Weir seemed particularly impressed with Jordan's golf game.
full article: Celebs come out in support of Weir's charity at Canadian Open