With Tiger sidelined, possibly for the rest of the year, Mr. Obama will almost certainly surpass Woods, possibly even before leaving Martha’s Vineyard.
“Yeah, we’re still a bit behind,” White House spokesman Joshin Earnest conceded, “but don’t forget, golf is Tiger’s day job; President Obama has to squeeze his rounds in between fund raising and, and … well, other stuff. But he’s set a goal, made a promise to the American people – he’ll do it; give him just few days more of good weather.
“And when he does,” Earnest continued, “we’ll tell you about it. Until then, this subject is off limits, just like always.”
President Obama played golf Sunday with Tiger Woods during the president’s long holiday weekend in Florida, amid concerns from the media about a lack of access before, during and after the newsworthy outing.
The foursome at the Floridian National Golf Club, in Palm City, Fla., included [beside Tiger and the Prez] U.S. trade representative Ron Kirk and Jim Crane, a Democratic donor who owns the club [not a golf club, dummy, the club] and the Houston Astros baseball team.
The White House has prohibited media coverage of Obama’s weekend golf outing, prompting Fox News’ Ed Henry, who is the president of the White House Correspondents Association, to issue a statement saying, “a broad cross section of our members from print, radio, online and TV have today expressed extreme frustration to me about having absolutely no access to the President of the United States this entire weekend.”
The White House responded by saying the press access granted Sunday was “entirely consistent with the press access offered for previous presidential golf outings.”