Former President Donald Trump made a bold assertion about his golfing achievements, suggesting a performance that seemingly outshone even some of the top professional golfers on a renowned course.
Trump took to his social media platform Truth Social to share his triumph at the Senior Club Championship held at his Bedminster, NJ golf course.
He proudly announced a score of 67, an impressive five strokes under par. The claim garnered attention, especially considering the former president’s past narratives about his golfing feats.
“I am pleased to report, for those that care, that I just won the Senior Club Championship (must be over 50 years old!) at Bedminster (Trump National Golf Club), shooting a round of 67. Now, some people will think that sounds low, but there is no hanky/lanky. Many people watch, plus I am surrounded by Secret Service Agents. Not much you can do even if you wanted to, and I don’t. For some reason, I am just a good golfer/athlete – I have won many Club Championships, and it is always a great honor!” he wrote on Truth Social.
What makes the claim particularly intriguing is the context. Just two weeks prior, the same Bedminster course hosted a tournament by Saudi-backed LIV Golf. The event saw participation from some of the world’s elite golfers.
Notably, Phil Mickelson, a celebrated 6-time major champion, managed a score of 75 that day. That was a whopping eight strokes more than what Trump claimed for himself, Mediaite reported.
However, it’s essential to consider the potential differences in playing conditions. The senior players at the championship may not have played from the same professional tees as those during the LIV Golf event.
There’s also a possibility that the course was modified, like having shorter roughs, to be more forgiving for amateur players.
In an effort to validate his claim, Trump later shared the contact details of the head professional at the course, suggesting that they could corroborate his claims.
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