Because, according to the GHIN service, his Airness plays to a 1.9 figure. Does the clip below, captured by the Bryan Bros, look like the swing of a near-scratch golfer?
True, it's not Barkley-esque. Conversely...what the hell, right? It's like he was trying to replicate Jim Furyk's swing, only if a snake was wrapped around the shaft. Jordan's been retired for almost 15 years; all the man does is golf. And, judging by extensive research (re: YouTube), his swing wasn't always this bad:
Maybe he's compensating for an injury? Perhaps it's an elaborate Bryan Bros trick? Of course, the most realistic -- and troubling -- answer: MJ is simply getting old.
All that said, there's still a 100 percent chance he'd whoop our behinds if we played him in a match.