President Obama is used to criticism -- about his policies, his leadership and his appointees.
But when it comes to his golf game, the Commander-in-Chief won't shrug off any disparaging words. So when Michael Jordan called the President a "s----y" golfer in an interview with Ahmad Rashad, Obama made sure to respond.
In an interview on Tuesday with Wisconsin radio station WJMR, Obama said he had never hit the links with Jordan. Obama did mention that he played with Rashad, and together the pair beat NBA Hall of Famer Alonzo Mourning twice.
"Michael wasn't very well informed about this, I think he might've just been trying to give Ahmad an extra ratings boost on his show," Obama said.
Obama conceded that Jordan a better golfer than he is, and for good measure he tossed in a taunt about the Charlotte Hornets.
"Of course if I was playing twice a day for the last 15 years, then that might not be the case," Obama said. "He might want to spend more time thinking about the Bobcats -- or the Hornets."
Ouch. The team Jordan owns has struggled to remain relevant in the NBA, and this year Charlotte is off to a 1-3 start.
While Obama appeared to shrug off Jordan's diss, the words must've stung the golf-mad President. Obama has labored on the course during his presidency, playing high profile games with Mourning, Rashad, Bill Clinton and John Boehner. He's apparently even using some new technology to improve his swing.