Tiger Woods to play golf with 'neighbor' President-elect Donald Trump

By The Sports Xchange   |   Dec. 23, 2016 at 12:35 PM
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Tiger Woods is scheduled to play golf with South Florida neighbor President-elect Donald Trump on Friday at the Trump International Golf Club in West Palm Beach, Fla.

Woods, who owns a home in Jupiter Island, Fla., and Trump were expected to tee off with two club members, according to Golf Digest. The course and Wood's home are not far from Trump's posh Mar-a-Lago resort where he and his family have been spending the holidays and where he lives part-time.

On the campaign trail, Trump mocked President Barack Obama for playing too much golf and suggesting he was neglecting his presidential duties.

"He played more golf last year than Tiger Woods," Trump said at a campaign rally in December 2015. "We don't have time for this. We have to work.

"I love golf, I think it's one of the greats, but I don't have time."

Obama has played more than 300 rounds while in office, eventually working his way down to a 13 handicap, according to Golf Digest.

Trump's company owns more than a dozen golf courses around the world. Golf Digest recently listed Trump with a 2.8 handicap and suggested he could be "the best-ever golfer president."

Woods and Obama played golf at the Floridian Golf Club in Palm City in 2013 and again in 2015. Woods also has golfed with former Presidents George H.W. Bush and Bill Clinton.

Earlier this month, Woods returned from a 15-month layoff -- due to a recovery from multiple back surgeries -- at the Hero World Challenge in Nassau, Bahamas. He shot a second-round 65 before a final-round 76 dropped him to 15th place in the 18-player field.

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