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Tiger Woods tees it up with Barack Obama at The Floridian

Given President Barack Obama’s status as the world’s most powerful leader, it was only a matter of time before the avid golfer teed it up with the sport’s greatest living legend, Tiger Woods. 

According to Golf Digest’s Tim Rosaforte, the two hit the links together for the first time at The Floridian in Palm City, Fla.

 

President Obama spent the weekend in South Florida and had a lesson with Woods’ former instructor, the world-renowned Butch Harmon. The President is well-known to have an affinity for the game, and carries a modest double-digit handicap. Woods is a projected plus-8 handicap on his own accord, so the discrepancy in their games is large, but can still be equitable if the right number of strokes are applied. 

In all likelihood, however, the two are just together for a friendly round that has nothing at stake, despite each being ultra-competitive. Woods is likely giving the president a few pointers, and the two will probably talk about more than just golf. After all, it’s on the links where most business gets done anyway. 

But given the status of these two figures, it’s a wonder that it took this long for them to play together. Woods and Obama have crossed paths before, with the former world No. 1 speaking at an event during the President’s first inauguration. 

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Michael C. Jones is the managing editor and founder of Sports Out West and a Southern California-based sports journalist. His credits include Yahoo Sports and Bleacher Report, among others.
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