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Obama’s one achievement —
outgolfing Tiger Woods

Washington Times, by Joseph Curl

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Posted By:garnet, 8/14/2014 10:02:56 AM

As Barack “Eldrick” Obama approaches his 200th round of golf since his election as president, here’s a fact to put that into perspective: Since January 2009, Tiger Woods has played 269 rounds of golf. And Tiger, beleaguered by injury, is almost certainly done for the year. So that means the president, if he keeps up with his pace of play during his 15-day vacation in Martha’s Vineyard (a round a day) and his normal weekly round, will pass Tiger sometime next spring. Think about that for a minute. The president of the U.S., juggling the American economy and the entire world’s problems

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: strike3, 8/14/2014 10:35:42 AM     (No. 9965674)

At least Woods is good at golf. O´Lollygagger does a poor job on both of his pursuits.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: uno_thatguy, 8/14/2014 11:11:31 AM     (No. 9965729)

He also holds an international record of mulligans over all and in a single game. His unpublished scores are beyond note worthy.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: SoCalGal, 8/14/2014 11:17:02 AM     (No. 9965745)

No, he has not "outgolfed" him. He has simply "hit the links" (their ccutesy term) that many times.

Even in Tiger´s recently debilitated state, Obie could never in his wildest dream "outgolf" him.

There is something pathological about Obie´s too frequent escapes to the golf courses of the world. Playing more does not guarantee improved game. Not if you were no good to begin with. In his case it is an just an absence - an escape from reality. Like cutting class in school. I´ll bet he did that, too.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Charactercounts, 8/14/2014 4:52:33 PM     (No. 9966141)

I´d love to see Mooch do to Barry what Elin did to Tiger.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Hazymac, 8/14/2014 5:17:21 PM     (No. 9966172)

#3´s disapproval of "outgolfing" is to the point. At his best Tiger played the game at the highest level of excellence ever seen, even higher than Nicklaus, Hogan, Bobby Jones, and Harry Vardon. Zero´s move--it can´t truly be called a swing--is the most uncoordinated, powder puff, ineffectual golf club manipulation I have ever seen. His shots just don´t make any noise, if you know what I mean.

And yet he spends every possible moment at the course. Most of us like to do what we do well, or what we have a reasonable expectation of doing passably if we practice. As much as I love the sport, if I couldn´t play it any better than Obama, I´d quit and find another diversion.

Suggestion? Play the game of "I´ve Got Gills," done by arching backward like a diver or gymnast, submerging one´s head completely in a bucket of water, and slowly taking a dozen deep breaths. What if you find you haven´t any gills? You lose. But at least you have played the game.

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