On Twitter, Sunday, Trump, 72, tweeted, "Everyone is asking how Tiger played yesterday. The answer is Great!"
Donald Trump, golf commentator?
Just two weeks after temporarily ending the 35-day government shutdown, the president was back in Florida and on the golf green — this time with pros Tiger Woods, 43, and Jack Nicklaus, 79.
And despite the backlash to his golf outing, Trump was more concerned with giving an update on Woods’ skills.
On Twitter, Sunday, Trump, 72, tweeted, “Everyone is asking how Tiger played yesterday. The answer is Great!”
“He was long, straight & putted fantastically well,” the president added. “He shot a 64. Tiger is back & will be winning Majors again! Not surprisingly, Jack also played really well. His putting is amazing! Jack & Tiger like each other.”
According to a White House pool report, the president arrived at the Trump National Golf Club in Jupiter, Florida, shortly before 10 a.m. on Saturday morning.
Seemingly enjoying his day in the sun, Trump shared a smiling photo of the trio on Twitter, captioning the image, “Great morning at Trump National Golf Club.”
White House spokeswoman Lindsay Walters said, “Today the President is playing a round of golf with two legendary golfers Jack Nicklaus and Tiger Woods.”
Trump returned to Washington, D.C., on Sunday, ahead of his State of the Union address.
Much has been made of Trump’s friendship with Woods over the years, and Nicklaus also has ties to the Republican, and was responsible for designing the club’s 18-hole course, according to its website.
Nicklaus won 18 major championships throughout his career — the current record — while Woods has won 14.
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Despite Trump’s public friendship with the president, he has mostly avoided addressing his politics.
When previously asked about Trump’s opinions on immigration and race relations, Woods simply said they should “respect” the president.
“He’s the President of the United States,” Woods said in August 2018, according to ASAP Sports. “You have to respect the office. No matter who is in the office, you may like, dislike personality or the politics, but we all must respect the office.”