No doubt invoking presidential prerogative, President Obama teamed with Tiger Woods during Sunday’s round at the Floridian golf resort to defeat the hapless pair of U.S. Trade Representative Ron Kirk and Floridian owner Jim Crane, a Houston businessman.
According to Golf Digest, Woods birdied the first hole and it was probably downhill from there for Kirk and Crane, who were forced to part with $15 after losing the round. Assuming Obama and Woods split their winnings, the president pocketed $7.50.
The group played 18 holes before Woods took his leave, but Obama played on for another nine.
Crane later suggested to a Houston Fox News affiliate that while Obama played well, he doesn’t play quite that well.
“I think if he had a little time, he’d probably get pretty proficient at it,” Crane said, noting that Obama failed to sink any birdies.