Everybody’s got to be somewhere, but Michael Jordan’s whereabouts were of much interest this week and weekend than yours or, at least, mine. With the Ryder Cup golf championship being layed at Medinah Country Club in the Chicago suburbs – and with Jordan serving as an advisor to Team USA at Carolina pal Davis Love III’s request – the Bulls’ Hall of Famer was a target for celebrity snooping.
There were several sightings of His Airness, not only on the course but at some of the finer eateries in the city and ‘burbs.
A brief rundown of His Whereness, thanks to the Chicago Tribune’s plucky sports nightlife/gossip coverage:
Team USA — including Tiger Woods, Davis Love III, Phil Mickelson, Bubba Watson and Fred Couples — had dinner Monday and Thursday at Harry Caray’s Italian Steakhouse in Lombard. Michael Jordan, who was named Team USA advisor, joined the guys Thursday at Harry Caray’s and signed autographs and posed for photos with patrons.
Team Europe – including Jose Maria Olazabal, Rory McIlroy and Sergio Garcia — dined Tuesday at Harry Caray’s in Lombard. Team USA opted for Gibsons Bar & Steakhouse in Oak Brook that night. Woods and co. arrived on a bus and entered through the back.
Jordan sightings aren’t common in the Windy City, although the best bet if he happens to be in town would be the eponymous Michael Jordan’s Steakhouse in the city. According to the Tribune, though, Jordan helped sidekick Scottie Pippen celebrate his 47th birthday Monday at a place called Sunda, joined by Ahmad Rashad and Antoine Walker.
Pippen, meanwhile, was spotted with his wife Larsa and Olympic swimmers Michael Phelps and Conor Dwyer at the Paris Club Wednesday. Phelps had participated in the Ryder Cup celebrity scramble Tuesday.
Sorry, nothing to share here on The Biebs. But the weekend is young.