February 20th, 2013
09:21 PM ET
10 years ago

Obama dishes on golfing with Tiger

(CNN) - So, who was more nervous to hit the links with the other: one of the world's best golfers or the president of the United States?

Neither he nor Tiger Woods, said President Barack Obama on Wednesday, because each knew they were hardly a hazard to the other.

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"He knew that I wasn't a big threat to his world ranking and I knew that I'd better keep my day job," Obama told KGO, a CNN affiliate in San Francisco.

The two were partners at a Sunday golf round while Obama was on vacation in Florida, and Woods said on Tuesday that they beat Democratic donor Jim Crane, who owns the resort, and U.S. Trade Representative Ron Kirk.

Of Woods’ skills, Obama said, "He plays a different game than I do. He's on another planet."

But the president prepared for the round the way Woods did years ago: by training with Woods' former coach, Butch Harmon.

Obama and Woods previously met in 2009 at the White House when the golf star was in town for a charity event.

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soundoff (6 Responses)
  1. Name lynn

    Obama you took gulf lessens from tiger, now its back to the white you for you.

    February 20, 2013 11:20 pm at 11:20 pm |
  2. California

    Obama's economy is poised to collapse. Obama's sequestration and the obvious cuts democrats wanted in the military will not only lose massive jobs but weaken our military.

    Thanks Obama.

    February 20, 2013 11:44 pm at 11:44 pm |
  3. freedom

    Do we care? First of all, Tiger Woods is a sleaze. I thought the democrats thought there was a war on women – what do you call this guy? Second of all, unemployment is at an all time high and this president is flaunting that he was at a luxury resort golfing – with the womanizing sleaze? Disgusting.

    February 20, 2013 11:54 pm at 11:54 pm |
  4. Free Man in the Republic of Texas

    Obama dishes on golfing with Tiger...

    Oh... Be still my heart !!!

    Just what one wants in a "president"... The dish !!!

    February 21, 2013 07:06 am at 7:06 am |
  5. Name lynn

    Obama you had a fun day with tiger woods now its time for you to go back to the white house an take care of theses budgets cuts.

    February 21, 2013 07:21 am at 7:21 am |
  6. may40

    Cnn this is news worthy? The country is in financial crisis and this is important? How about the president goes off to golf with Woods and dissed the journalists? Oh, no you need to protect the "one". SICKENING!!! Try real unbiased journalism.

    February 21, 2013 07:40 am at 7:40 am |