Of course Donald Trump cheats at golf. He is not a gracious loser either. Yet, he insists on playing golf with the top-ranked PGA players. This is who he was hanging out with at Mar-a-Lago over the weekend.
This Sunday he decided to invite Dustin Johnson to his Trump International Golf Club to play a round of golf with him. This was day two on his golf course playing with the professionals. Johnson has been named the world’s number-one-ranked men’s golfer. According to Official World Golf Ranking:
‘Johnson is the world’s No.1 for a total of 82 weeks. He is known for promoting sports and golf in particular to the youth and he recently opened a golf school at TPC Myrtle Beach, Johnson’s home course.’
POTUS delivered remarks at a joint fundraising committee reception on Sunday afternoon following his time on the links.
On golfing days, the president has no trouble getting up and around. He arrived at 8:18 a.m., according to his schedule in Pavlovictoday.
On work days at the White House the man who occasionally sits in the Oval Office has not been able to get it together until anywhere between 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. Clearly, his priorities are obvious.
On Saturday, Trump invited LPGA professional Lexi Thompson to join him at his Trump International Golf Club. So far, Trump has spent 173 days golfing. He stayed in the White House over the Christmas holidays and until he reopened the government — after he closed it.
However, the president was not denied his golfing time as he indicated. He added an advanced indoor golfing simulator that allowed him to play courses all over the world. It was in Trump’s private quarters.
Former Sports Illustrated and ESPN columnist Rick Reilly told The Washington Post in 2018 “when it comes to cheating, he’s (Trump) an 11 on a scale of one to 10:”
‘”He took the world’s first gimme chip-in” Reilly said. At one point, Trump, after taking a number of second shots, told Reilly to “make sure you write that I play my first ball. You don’t get a second ball in life.” In life, it may or may not be true that a person gets a second chance; and yet, as Reilly wrote, on holes 1, 13 and 17, Trump did indeed get a second ball.”‘
After Johnson’s 20th PGA Tour win, POTUS took time out of his busy schedule to congratulate Johnson, calling him a “great golfer” and “a wonderful guy:’
”Congratulations to @DJohnsonPGA on his 20th PGA Tour WIN. Not only is Dustin a truly great golfer, he is a wonderful guy. Big year ahead for Dustin!”
Former boxer and current sports promoter Oscar De La Hoya told The Associated Press in 2016:
“Donald, what he does is he tees off first so we go off to our balls and what do we see but Donald Trump right in the middle of the fairway. He said, “Hey look, I found my first ball.”‘
Trump likes to play golf with Republican Senator Lindsay Graham (R-SC) and other lawmakers, members of the White House staff, and golf pros.
Last November, Trump played with both Johnson and Tiger Woods. That has begun excellent advertising for his for-profit golf resorts.
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