Tiger Woods and President Obama playing golf today
While several of golf's big stars are walking the fairways at Riviera today, it's fair to say that the game's most powerful pairing is playing a round 3,000 miles away in Palm City, Fla.
President Obama, as we all know, is spending this weekend down at The Floridian, playing golf and taking lessons from the likes of Butch Harmon and his son, Claude Harmon III.
And today, the President is putting those lessons to good use – he teed off with Tiger Woods, who made the quick trip up from his home in Jupiter, Fla. The round hasn't yet been confirmed by the White House, which has said very little about the golf weekend. But Tim Rosaforte of Golf World and the Golf Channel is at The Floridian, and has tweeted a few reports.
"The President is arriving at The Floridian range. Awaiting is Tiger Woods and club owner Jim Crane. Historic day in golf. Their first round," Rosaforte said on Twitter about mid-morning.
No media was allowed to accompany the golfers, but Rosaforte, hanging out in the pro shop, tweeted that "we received word that TW holed out greenside bunker No. 1 for birdie." Soon thereafter – obviously as word spread – Rosaforte reported that The Floridian website had crashed. "Bandwidth limit exceeded."
So we'll leave it at that for now.