Trump playing golf with Tiger, talks with Turkey, the country

  • Trump playing golf with Tiger, talks with Turkey, the country

Trump playing golf with Tiger, talks with Turkey, the country

In the morning of Friday, the president of the United States Donald Trump has indicated that he plans to play golf with golf professionals, Tiger Woods and Dustin Johnson in the course of the day. Trump claims a 2.8 handicap, and his presence in the golf world is substantial; his name adorns well over a dozen clubs, and he's sought to woo a men's major to one of his Trump tracks for years.

While supporters tweeted Trump deserves a break. However, Trump noted that it would be a quick round so he could get back to work on bringing more jobs back to America.

What Trump didn't mention in this tweet is that he and Woods have business ties - in 2014, Trump hired Woods to design an 18-hold course at the Trump-branded property in Dubai.

Trump tweeted that he was set to hit the links - quickly - with golf legend Tiger Woods and the No. 1 ranked pro Dustin Johnson.

Captain's assistant Tiger Woods of the U.S. Team looks on during foursome matches of the Presidents Cup at Liberty National Golf Club on September 28, 2017 in Jersey City, New Jersey.

Trump and Tiger Woods at the PGA golf tournament in Doral Florida in 2013.   Andrew Innerarity  Reuters
Trump and Tiger Woods at the PGA golf tournament in Doral Florida in 2013. Andrew Innerarity Reuters

Trump criticized former President Barack Obama for golfing too much during his predecessor.

This week, after the presidential entourage arrived in Florida, the White House had to correct itself after a spokesperson initially said she was expecting a "low-key day" while the president spent time at the Florida resort.

After a year in the Oval Office, however, published reports indicate he has played at least 34 times since the inauguration and has visited his golf courses more than 70 times.

But 2016 Olympic gold medalist Rose is hopeful that Woods' latest comeback will prove to be a successful one.

Trump, the first lady, and their son Barron are now staying at the Mar-a-Lago resort in Palm Beach, Florida, until Sunday.