It’s good to be The President.
Need a game? Just have your people call their people.
In this case, it was The Donald’s people — aka All The President’s Men, rounding up a game for the Golfer-In-Chief for the Friday after Thanksgiving.
So Trump Jupiter (used to be the Ritz-Carlton) was the scene of a casual game with President Trump and Brad Faxon taking on one Eldrick Woods and Dustin Johnson.
Seems no one’s talking about what anyone shot. Faxon did record some of his observations about Woods in a piece for Golfweek.
Here’s a sample of what he reported for Golfweek:
We played a casual best ball match with a small wager – President Trump and I played Dustin and Tiger. They played from the back tees at 7,600 yards and we played up to the blue tees at about 6,500 yards. The President was gracious and entertaining. He told some stories, things he loves about the job and things he doesn’t love. I think he was excited to be in that group and we had a lot of fun.
Tiger looked great to me. He was happy and, more than anything, he’s finally pain-free. The issues he had with the back the last couple of comebacks seem to be gone. He looked effortless, he looked free, he had some power.
I was impressed with how far he hit the ball. Probably on the 10 holes that they were both hitting driver, Tiger hit it past Dustin half the time and Dustin hit it past Tiger half the time. He looked great. I think more than anything, he looked at ease. He was not concerned about swinging hard and going at it with driver. The ball flight, the sound off the club, all of it was right there.
Tiger looked like he had all the touch shots down. On the very first hole he hit a pitch shot over a bunker that looked great. Hit some tough little pitch shots, tough chip shots and hit some close. Some to gimme’ distance.”
Faxon did not mention how many birdies Woods or Johnson made, only that he missed a nine-footer for birdie at the final hole to win the match. In his prime, that would have been automatic for Faxon.
Trump didn’t get his fill on Friday.
On Saturday he got himself a game with Jack Nicklaus and son Gary.
No reports of who shot what in that outing, either.
What it does show, is that if your The President, you can round up some pretty good playing partners.