April 8, 2013
/PRNewswire/ -- Former St. Louis Cardinals baseball superstars and World Series champion teammates
joined forces to once again win a title – this time on the golf course – at the 12
Michael Jordan Celebrity Invitational
(MJCI) hosted by
ARIA Resort & Casino
. The tournament was held at
for the third consecutive year and was highlighted by the winning duo's score of 11-under par, 133. More than
was raised for charity as a result of the 2013 event.
Smith and Coleman, who each took home
for their designated charities, followed up their first-round score of six-under par 66 with a five-under par 67 on day two. They were able to overcome a late surge by the second-place team of
and the "Great One"
to win by four strokes. The two teams were tied heading into the 17
hole but Smith/Coleman birdied the final two holes while Rashad/Gretzky bogeyed their final two holes.
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and this year's teammate
Ken Griffey, Jr.
, shot a seven-under par 65 to take the lead after day one. However, the All-Star athletes struggled on Sunday and finished the 36-hole tournament at three-under, 141. Fan favorite, NBA legend and tournament host
teamed up with NFL Super Bowl champion and "sack master"
to finish in a tie for ninth at Even par, 144.
When asked about the team win Coleman said, "I told Michael 'give me my teammate. I know Ozzie and I love him. If there is anyone I want to go down swinging with it's him.' We'll definitely be back but we won't be able to defend together, because if I know Michael, he won't make us partners again."