MJ will be a special assistant to the Americans at this weekend's Presidents Cup, but he won't have his signature cigar in hand. Why not? Liberals!

See, the Presidents Cup is being held in Harding Park, which is a public park. And there's no smoking in public parks in San Francisco. The city was sure to let the PGA know:

You mean about Spare the Air Jordan?" said Recreation and Park General Manager Phil Ginsburg.

"I've already sent off an e-mail to the PGA Tour director," Ginsburg said. "It was sort of a gentle nudge reminding them that smoking is illegal and that we would appreciate their support."

Apparently the message has gotten through to Jordan.

PGATOUR.COM: What's the over and under on cigars per round this week?

MJ: Well, that depends because I heard this is a public place so they limit what you can smoke. I'm not even supposed to be smoking but this was a practice round and no one said anything. So I've been very cognizant of that to some degree. But I would say, if they allow me to, I would say a three-cigar round. I would try to keep it at a minimum of three.


Luckily for Jordan, San Francisco doesn't have a ban on being a selfish, egotistical jackass.

Michael Jordan Caught Smoking [SF Chronicle]
Q&A: Jordan on golf and The Presidents Cup [PGATOUR.com]