Champion golfer John Daly defended President Trump on Tuesday over allegations the commander-in-chief is without doubt one of the most prolific cheaters when he performs a spherical of golf.
Daly golfed with Trump on the president’s New Jersey membership on Monday and informed TMZ Sports activities that he doesn’t consider claims that the president cheats.
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“It is humorous how these folks say, ‘Does he cheat?’ Nicely, when he goes out and performs, if he hits a foul shot, he would possibly hit a Mulligan, however he does not depend it once we’re taking part in the match,” Daly mentioned.
Daly, who has received The Open Championship and the PGA Championship, mentioned it was really former President Invoice Clinton who cheated on the golf course.
“It is simply superb that folks name him a cheat in golf,” Daly mentioned, referring to Trump. “You wanna name a cheat in golf? I will inform ya, Invoice Clinton, he took a Mulligan on putts, chips, once I performed with him. I do not suppose Invoice Clinton may’ve damaged 100. At the least the president, Mr. Trump, he can shoot 80. 78 to 84, most likely.”
The dishonest claims got here from sportswriter Rick Reilly, who took a swing at Trump in a guide in regards to the president’s relationship with the game.
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Reilly was stinging in his criticism of Trump within the guide, writing: “He cheats on the highest stage. He cheats when individuals are watching, and he cheats after they aren’t. He cheats whether or not you prefer it or not. He cheats as a result of that’s how he performs golf, that’s how he discovered it, and that’s how he wants it, and whether or not you’re his pharmacist or Tiger Woods, in case you’re taking part in golf with him, he’s going to cheat.”