Tiger Woods plays golf with President-Elect Donald Trump
Tiger Woods played golf with President-elect Donald Trump at his West Palm Beach, Florida, golf course on Friday, along with two of the clubs’ members, according to Golf Digest.
The foursome featuring the 14-time Majors champion, teed off at the Trump International Golf Club. As of August, Trump’s golfing handicap was known to be 2.8.
Trump’s golf courses around the world have been one of the controversial points for his Presidential transition team ahead of his January inauguration. The courses have been viewed as a potential conflict of interest between the Trump Organization and his presidential duties. The Associated Press previously reported that a charity operated by Trump’s son, Eric, repeatedly made payments for services or donations that went to the golf clubs as well as charities linked to the Trumps by corporate, family or philanthropic relationships.
It wasn’t the first time Woods has teed off with a member of the country’s Executive Branch. In February 2013, Woods played golf with President Barack Obama on Florida’s Treasure Coast. According to a report by the Government Accountability Office, that trip cost almost $3.6 million.
Friday’s interaction between the President-elect and Woods also wasn’t their first — at the 2013 WGC-Cadillac Championship at Trump Doral, Trump was on hand to award Woods the trophy.