President Donald Trump played golf on the day after Thanksgiving with Tiger Woods, who will return to competition next week, and top-ranked Dustin Johnson at Trump National Golf Club in Jupiter, Fla.
Trump is spending the long holiday weekend at Mar-a-Lago, his Florida resort, and was at his course for the third straight day, but this was the first time he admitted to playing golf, perhaps because he often criticized Barack Obama, his predecessor, for spending too much time on the links.
“After Turkey call, I will be heading over to Trump National Golf Club, Jupiter, to play golf (quickly) with Tiger Woods and Dustin Johnson,” Trump wrote in a Twitter post. “Then back to Mar-a-Lago for talks on bringing even more jobs and companies back to the USA!”
Brad Faxon was seen on the driving range with Trump, Woods and Johnson, but it was not reported that he made it a foursome.
Woods, who will tee it up competitively next week for the first time since last February after recovering from his fourth back surgery in recent years when he plays in his Hero World Challenge in the Bahamas, also played golf with Obama when he was in office.
It’s the second time Woods played alongside Trump in the last year, while Johnson is the fourth present or past top-ranked golfer to tee it up with Trump, joining Woods, Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland and Ernie Els of South Africa.
Trump recently played golf with President Shinzo Abe of Japan and third-ranked Hideki Matsuyama on his trip to Asia.
Trumpgolfcount.com reported that Trump, said to have a handicap in single digits, has played golf 76 times since taking office in January.