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Michael Jordan met his match on Wednesday.

The retired basketball star, who helped the Chicago Bulls win six NBA titles with his extraordinary skills, looked decidedly ordinary during Wednesday's opening round of the $150,000 Chicago Open golf tournament.

Jordan, who entered as an amateur, shot an 84, 13 strokes over par, and admitted he was overmatched as he seldom was on the basketball court.

"I'm pretty sure I'm out of my league, but it was fun," Jordan said. "What I take away from it is that you have to maintain a certain focus. Not just for five or 10 minutes. It's four hours of solid focus, and every little putt means something."

The second round of the 54-hole event is scheduled today and only the top scorers advance to Friday's final round. Jordan knows he's through after the second round.

"That's the game of golf," he said.

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