Woods had ‘great time’ playing with Trump, Nicklaus

LOS ANGELES (AFP) – Tiger Woods said on Wednesday he had a ‘great time’ playing golf with United States (US) President Donald Trump and Jack Nicklaus this month, while deftly declining to discuss the state of the Commander-in-Chief’s game.

“I’ve had a bit of an opportunity to play with a couple of presidents in a few weeks and enjoyed both days,” said Woods, noting that he teed it up with former US President Barack Obama before the Farmers Insurance Open at Torrey Pines in January.

He and 18-time major champion Nicklaus played a round with Trump in Jupiter, Florida, earlier this month. Trump tweeted a picture of himself standing between the two golf legends on a green at the Trump National Golf Club.

Woods, talking to reporters on the eve of the United States Professional Golfers’ Association (US PGA) Tour’s Genesis Open, was asked to analyse Trump’s game, but didn’t go into details.

“President Trump has been very busy up in DC, hasn’t played a lot of golf – hasn’t had the tan that (comes from) playing in the outside,” Woods said. “He’s been working.

“We just had a great time,” Woods added. “I hadn’t played with Jack in a very long time.

“I played well that day, I shot 64 so I enjoyed the way I played. It was a great day to be able to play with our President and play with one of my idols that helped inspire me to play the game.”