Michael Jordan And Michael Phelps Face Off In Golf Tournament

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Iyana Robertson / April 8, 2013

Two world-class athletes faced off on the golf course this weekend: six-time NBA champion Michael Jordan and 18-time Olympic gold medalist Michael Phelps. Both Mikes swung their clubs for a good cause on Saturday (Apr. 6) for Jordan’s annual Celebrity Invitational Golf Tournament at the ARIA Resort & Casino in Las Vegas.

The matchup ended in favor of the younger Michael, with Phelps beating Jordan by just one stroke, shooting a 72 against the basketball legend’s 73. Other celebrities that hit the course for the event included Will Smith, Justin Timberlake and Don Cheadle.

The tournament raised $6 million over it’s 12-year run, with this year’s proceeds going to charities like Make-A-Wish Foundation, the James R. Jordan Foundation and Cats Care and Opportunity.