Obama spends day golfing with Tiger Woods on Fla. links
At left, President Barack Obama chipped his shot on the 9th green at Mid-Pacific Country Club on December 28, 2010, in Kailua, HI. At right, Tiger Woods chips onto the green on the fourth hole during the final round of the Tiger Woods World Challenge Presented by Northwestern Mutual at Sherwood Country Club on December 2, 2012, in Thousand Oaks, California. / Getty Images/CBS News composite
It's been quite a weekend on the links for President Obama, who today rounded out his stay at a Palm City, Fla., golf resort by taking on Tiger Woods.
The White House confirmed that the president played his first-ever round against the golf icon, one day after playing with Woods's former coach, Butch Harmon, along with a host of his Houston-based campaign fundraisers. Joining today were U.S. Trade Representative Ron Kirk and Jim Crane, who owns the Houston Astros as well as the Floridian National Golf Club where Mr. Obama is staying.
Although he said he's not going to turn his account into a "Tiger Tracker," Golf Digest's Tim Rosaforte wrote on Twitter that on the first hole Woods "holed out greenside bunker" for a birdie. Shortly after his original post announcing Woods's arrival, Rosaforte noted the Club's website had crashed because of exceeded bandwidth.
The president hosted Woods at the White House in 2009, months before the golfer's professional career nosedived into jeopardy after news surfaced of his numerous extramarital affairs.
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