Cook to replace Michael Jordan as assistant
John Cook has been appointed as an assistant to United States captain Fred Couples for this month’s Presidents Cup in Australia, the tour said on Tuesday.
Cook, who has won 11 golf tournaments on the PGA Tour, will replace basketball great Michael Jordan, who withdrew from the role due to the ongoing labour dispute and player lockout in the NBA.
Jordan, a majority owner of the NBA’S Charlotte Bobcats, had initially been appointed as one of two assistants, along with PGA Tour veteran Jay Haas, for the Nov. 17-20 competition at Royal Melbourne.
“John has been a friend of mine since we broke in together on the PGA Tour in the early 1980s,” Couples said in a statement.