Apparently, no one informed Michael Jordan of the “no smoking” rule on the SF golf course.
Jordan, who was invited to be an honorary assistant captain at the Presidents cup, was pictured smoking a stogie in the San Francisco Chronicle, which is considered a big no-no in the SF world of golf etiquette.
Upon seeing Jordan’s picture in the Chronicle, city officials reminded the PGA tournament that Harding Park is city property, and that smoking is prohibited.
Phil Ginsburg, Recreation and Park Manager, sent an email to the PGA tour director: “It was sort of a gentle nudge reminding them that smoking is illegal, and that we would appreciate their support.”
On Wedesday, two days after the smoking incident, Jordan was still seen with his cigar, though not smoking-he was chewing it.
According to the Chronicle, the “no smoking” rule came into effect on golf courses in 2006. There is a $100 fine for violating this rule.
Next time, city officials should send Jordan an email telling him to leave the stogies at home- or at least off the gold course.