“I said, ‘You play golf Derek?’ And he said, ‘I just started two weeks ago, ‘” Obama said, according to Politico. 314 and helped the Yankees to their first World Series since 1978 and their first of four titles in five years, Jeter had a day to remember on the golf course in one of his first outings. When Obama arrived on the range, as he told a Las Vegas audience on Monday, he saw a nervous-looking Jeter shanking balls.
Reportedly, the president’s golf game is pretty strong – his handicap is around 17.
Obama, whose love of golf is well documented, played with the Major League Baseball star and Greenspun last November at Shadow Creek, Las Vegas’s famed golf course. If anything, the President of the United States will be looking for any way to gain an edge on Jeter.
“We had to take a picture of me handing Derek Jeter money at the end of the game”, Obama said. At this point Obama just probably wants a rematch without Jeter getting any strokes. Michael Jordan didn’t have good things to say about the President on the links, after which Obama fired back at the six-time National Basketball Association champion.
The three played golf, and it didn’t turn out very well for the commander in chief. “Despite that, Brian is a great friend”.
We can only imagine the conversation Jeter and Greenspun had before the round: “We can’t hustle the president”.