President Barack Obama has made a habit of golfing with some of the biggest names in sports. And as it turns out, those famous playing partners don't always take it as easy on the Commander in Chief as reigning NBA MVP Stephen Curry.
According to Politico, Obama recently recalled a match against New York Yankees legend Derek Jeter and Las Vegas Sun owner Brian Greenspun from last November in which the POTUS may have given Jeter a few too many strokes based off a short range session and his sterling reputation from his playing days.
“He and Derek Jeter stole money from me at Shadow Creek,” Obama said of Greenspun, referring to the course in North Las Vegas. “It was clearly a set up, because when we got to the practice range, he was shanking balls everywhere. I said, ‘You play golf Derek?’ And he said, ‘I just started two weeks ago.’”
They gave Jeter 30 strokes, Obama said, but he realized that was a mistake as soon as they were on the first hole. Jeter crushed him, he said.
“We had to take a picture of me handing Derek Jeter money at the end of the game. Despite that, Brian is a great friend.”
It's a good thing Jeter earned that trip to the White House in 2009 with a World Series win, because it doesn't sound like he's getting another invite anytime soon.
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