"Mike and I, we know each other but I've never played golf with him," Obama told Wisconsin radio station WJMR in an interview Monday to rally voters to the polls.
He noted that Jordan made the comment in an interview with Ahmad Rashad, whom the president said he had partnered with before on the golf course. Obama said he and Rashad twice beat former Miami Heat star Alonzo Mourning.
"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 continued.
"But there is no doubt that Michael is a better golfer than I am. Of course if I was playing twice a day for the last 15 years, then that might not be the case.
"He might want to spend more time thinking about the Bobcats — or the Hornets," Obama added.
Jordan owns Charlotte's perpetually woeful NBA franchise.
Obama went on to say that he loved for Jordan for the championships he won with the Chicago Bulls.
In his interview, Jordan told Rashad he wouldn't include the president in a dream golf foursome, but would play him.
“I’ve never played with Obama, but I would,” Jordan said. “But — nah, that’s OK. I’ll take him out. He’s a hack. Man, I’d be all day playing with him.”
“Do you really want to say that?,” Rashad replied. “The president of the United States is a hack?”
“Don’t worry about it,” Jordan shot back with a grin. “I never said he’s wasn’t a great politician, I just said he’s a shitty golfer.”