Obama Golfs With Tiger Woods
Prez 'counts all his shots,' coach says
By Rob Quinn, Newser Staff
Posted Feb 18, 2013 3:55 AM CST
The game was off-limits to the press, so here's a picture of Obama playing golf in Hawaii.   (AP Photo/Chris Carlson, File)

(Newser) – President Obama beat former Dallas mayor Ron Kirk and Houston Astros owner Jim Crane on the links yesterday—with a little help from a guy called Tiger Woods. The foursome played 18 holes at Crane's Floridian Yacht & Golf Club in Palm City, Fla., reports the Palm Beach Post. The president is an avid golfer, and he and Woods have been trying to set up a game since early 2009, months before Woods' philandering hit the headlines.

Obama "said it was a real treat for him to come here with his best friends and have a chance to play," says Woods' former swing coach, who gave the president some tips. "But he counts every shot ... He thinks about all his shots before he hits them. Some people might say to the president of the United States, 'Oh, just move it.' But that’s not him. He loves the game and loves the game the way it’s supposed to be played." White House reporters were furious after being told they wouldn't be given a chance to photograph the pair, Business Insider reports.

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Buutfuc
Feb 20, 2013 4:11 PM CST
disappointing - it would not have taken place if it was scheduled just ahead of the re-election --- obama - i love but he's so damn slick
logicaldood
Feb 18, 2013 10:32 PM CST
No pictures PLEASE! There might be some porn chicks with Tiger. I like slick Willy Clinton. At least he was having fun or at least it looked like he was having fun in the pictures with the porn chicks. He knows how to party! Who wouldn't like a little "Lewinsky" every now and then.
Pointy_1
Feb 18, 2013 5:16 PM CST
Three cheers for the Leader of what HE said would be the MOST Transparent Government America has ever had. LOL