- The Washington Times - Thursday, January 5, 2017

Tiger Woods opened up Thursday about his recent golf outing with Donald Trump, saying he was “impressed” by the president-elect’s drive.

“I recently played with President-elect Donald Trump,” the 14-time major champion wrote in a blog post on his website. “What most impressed me was how far he hits the ball at 70 years old. He takes a pretty good lash.”

Mr. Woods, 41, was spotted playing golf with the president-elect at the Trump International Golf Club in West Palm Beach, Florida, on Dec. 23. The golf legend said they both enjoyed razzing each other on the greens.

“Our discussion topics were wide-ranging; it was fun. We both enjoyed the bantering, bickering and needling. I also shared my vision for golf and what I’m trying to do,” Mr. Woods wrote.

“We didn’t have a match and played for fun,” he added. “I was testing drivers and fairway woods, and changed some settings. I think he enjoyed seeing the difference in shots when you experiment.”

Mr. Trump was recently listed as a 2.8 handicap in Golf Digest’s rankings of the best golfers in Washington, D.C.

Mr. Woods boasted that he’s now hit the links with four U.S. presidents.

“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,” he wrote.


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