Tiger Woods and Donald Trump: An Unlikely Twoball

The pair recently played together, with Woods saying he was suprised by how far Trump hits it

Tiger Woods and Donald Trump
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The pair recently played together at the new US President's Florida golf course, with Woods saying he was suprised by how far Trump hits it

Tiger Woods and Donald Trump: An Unlikely Twoball

Tiger Woods has spoken about his recent game of golf with new US President Donald Trump at Trump International GC in West Palm Beach, Florida, which Woods apparently arranged.

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In a blog post on Tiger's website titled 'My Goal Remains To Win', the 14-time major winner said he was impressed by Trump's game.

Woods wrote, "What most impressed me was how far he hits the ball at 70 years old. He takes a pretty good lash.

Tiger Woods and Donald Trump

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"Our discussion topics were wide-ranging; it was fun.

"We both enjoyed the bantering, bickering and needling.

Woods went on to say how they spoke about his "vision for golf". Tiger's Foundation is now 20 years old and, like Trump, Woods is also a course designer.

Tiger also revealed that they didn't have a match and played just for fun because he was testing drivers and fairway woods. He also said that he is keeping some of his Nike equipment, most likely his irons and wedges, as well as his Scotty Cameron putter.

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"I was testing drivers and fairway woods, and changed some settings.

"I think he enjoyed seeing the difference in shots when you experiment.

"I've now had the privilege of playing golf with Mr. Trump, George H. W. Bush, Bill Clinton and Barack Obama, and I appreciate the opportunity.

The 79-time PGA Tour winner will return at the Farmers Insurance Open later this month at Torrey Pines, a tournament he has won on seven occasions.

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His 2008 US Open victory was also on Torrey Pines, meaning he has won on the course no fewer than eight times.

That will be the start of a five week stretch where he'll play in four tournaments, including the Dubai Desert Classic, the Genesis Open and the Honda Classic.

Elliott Heath
Senior Staff Writer

Elliott Heath is our Senior Staff Writer and has been with Golf Monthly since early 2016 after graduating with a degree in Sports Journalism. He manages the Golf Monthly news, features, courses and travel sections as well as our large Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages. Elliott has interviewed some huge names in the golf world including Sergio Garcia, Thomas Bjorn, Bernd Wiesberger and Scotty Cameron as well as a number of professionals on the DP World and PGA Tours. He covered the 2022 Masters from Augusta National as well as four Open Championships on-site including the 150th at St Andrews. He has played 35 of our Top 100 golf courses, with his favourites being both Sunningdales, Woodhall Spa, Old Head and Turnberry. He has been obsessed with the sport since the age of 8 and currently plays at West Byfleet Golf Club in Surrey, where his handicap index floats anywhere between 2-6. His golfing highlights are making albatross on the 9th hole on the Hotchkin Course at Woodhall Spa, shooting an under-par round, playing in the Aramco Team Series on the Ladies European Tour and making his one and only hole-in-one at the age of 15 - a long time ago now!

Elliott is currently playing:

Driver: Titleist TSR4

3 wood: TaylorMade SIM2 Max

Hybrid: TaylorMade SIM Max

Irons: Mizuno MP5 4-PW

Wedges: Cleveland RTX ZipCore 50, 54, 58

Putter: Odyssey White Hot OG #5

Ball: Titleist Pro V1x