Tiger Woods reveals all on playing golf with Donald Trump, Barack Obama and Jack Nicklaus
Tiger Woods reveals all on playing golf with Donald Trump, Barack Obama and Jack Nicklaus. Woods and Nicklaus, along with Nicklaus’ oldest son, Steve joined Trump earlier this month for a round of golf on the Trump National course in Jupiter, Florida.
The course that backs onto Nicklaus’ own Bears Club course is around a 15-minute drive from Trump’s Mar-A-Lago residence at West Palm Beach.
Woods was asked about aspects of Trump’s game and whether it was time well-spent in the company of one of America’s most controversial leaders ahead of the World No. 13 ranked Woods teeing-up and hosting this week's Genesis Open.
“I played with President Obama the week before in San Diego and I played with President Trump last week,” said Woods.
“I've had a bit of an opportunity to play with a couple presidents in a few weeks and enjoyed both days.
“President Trump has been very busy up in D.C., hasn't played a lot of golf, hasn't had the tan that playing in the outside, he's been working.
“We just had a great time. I hadn't played with Jack in a very long time and to have his son Steve, who I have gotten to know very well because his daughter and my daughter play on the same middle school soccer team, to play with him and our president.
“I played well that day, I shot 64, so I enjoyed the way I played.
“To be able to play with Jack and to watch some of the putts that Jack made, it was pretty cool. So, it was a great day to be able to play with our president and play with one of my idols that help inspired me to play the game."
The golf game came only came to light when Trump tweeted a photograph of Woods, Nicklaus and naturally, himself.
Woods also has sung the praise of Rory McIlroy who he will partner for the opening two rounds of this week’s $7.6m Genesis Open at the Riviera Club.
Both Woods and McIlroy have been insider the ropes in the same group many times and the last occasion being in August when Woods ended a more than 5-year victory absence to capture an emotional Tour Championship in Atlanta.
Indeed, Woods texted McIlroy last week and joked if McIlroy would like to lose two shots in being in the same group for the first two days this week.
“I've always enjoyed playing with Rory,” said Woods.
“He’s a great kid and unbelievable parents. We've gotten close over the years. I've always enjoyed watching him play, how he's developed, and the amount of tournaments he's won and the majors and the margins he's won.
“He's still learning and developing.
“There's so many more wins ahead of him, but I've just enjoyed being a part of watching him mature on the Tour and getting to know him a lot closer.”
Joining the duo will be Justin Thomas.