'He Is Legitimately Good': Golfer Brad Faxon on Teaming Up With Trump Against Tiger, Dustin Johnson
It's no secret that President Donald Trump loves to play golf. So what's it like to hit the links with the commander-in-chief?
Pro golfer and Fox Sports golf analyst Brad Faxon went golfing with Trump, Tiger Woods and Dustin Johnson on Friday at Trump National Golf Club in Jupiter, Florida, and he appeared on "Fox & Friends" this morning to detail how the round went.
Faxon said Trump suggested that Woods, who's won 14 majors, and Johnson, the number one ranked golfer in the world, play from the back tees at 7,600 yards. Trump said that he typically plays the blue tees at about 6,500 yards.
"I said, 'Why don't we ride in the cart together and we'll play the two young guys.'" Faxon said. "And he loved that."
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Brian Kilmeade noted a Sports Illustrated piece that declared Trump is "easily the best golfer who has ever lived in the White House."
"Would you be surprised if he told me that by the 2nd hole?" Faxon said.
He said Trump is a legitimately good player with a single-digit handicap.
"He drives the ball pretty straight, he has the draw that every player who plays this game wants to have, he hits the ball probably 230 or 240 yards," Faxon said. "He was very good."
He said that Trump told them he is about a 4 handicap, but they gave him an additional 4 strokes.
So who won?
Faxon said they played cart against cart and it all came down to the last hole.
"I hit one of my best shots of the day and had about a nine-foot putt. Tiger and Dustin both missed their birdies. And I missed this putt. I left it hanging on the edge, kind of like in 'The Color of Money' or something," Faxon said, explaining that meant the match ended all square.
"I guess it's politically correct, the right thing to do."
Watch more from Faxon above, including how impressive Woods looked after several down years.