Power Pairing: Donald Trump, Tiger Woods play together in Florida
Tiger Woods and Donald Trump hit the links together at Trump International Golf Club in West Palm Beach, Fla., Friday.
According to the Daily Mail, Woods and the president-elect met at Trump International on sunny and breezy morning to play an 18-hole round of golf.
Donald Trump is golfing with Tiger Woods this morning at Trump International Golf Club in Palm Beach. pic.twitter.com/ramedPAJS7
— Ben Siegel (@benyc) December 23, 2016
While Trump is an avid golfer, the president-elect has not played the game much of late. In fact, as the Daily Mail notes, his round Friday with Woods will be his first since winning the presidential election on Nov. 8. A Trump transition official added that Trump, 70, has almost completely avoided playing golf since announcing his candidacy in June 2015.
Woods, 40, is also getting back into the flow, as he had his first competitive golfing action in 16 months a couple of weeks ago at the Hero World Challenge.
The pair are no strangers, as Trump awarded Woods the 2013 WGC-Cadillac Championship winner’s trophy at Trump Doral and Woods is also designing a course in Dubai to be named Trump World Golf Club Dubai. Through his Twitter account, Trump also welcomed back Woods in his competitive return at the Hero World Challenge.
"@TigerWoods: Can’t wait to get back out there and mix it up with the boys. –TW #heroworldchallenge" Great to have you back Tiger – Special!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 3, 2016
Woods apparently returned the compliment, as Fox News Correspondent Peter Doocy reports that the 14-time major champion is the one who requested the round of golf between the two.
.@pdoocy: "The President-elect right now is playing golf with @TigerWoods… Woods apparently requested the game." pic.twitter.com/fNeBH7xJOA
— Fox News (@FoxNews) December 23, 2016
Once Trump is inaugurated Jan. 20 as the 45th president of the United States, Woods will have played golf with the past two U.S. commanders-in-chief.
Woods played with outgoing president Barack Obama in 2013 at The Floridian in Palm City, Fla.