Tiger Woods and President Obama playing golf today

President Obama and Tiger Woods at the White House
White House photo
Tiger Woods and President Obama have met in the White House but, until today, never on the golf course.

Series: Golf Buzz

Published: Sunday, February 17, 2013 | 12:47 p.m.

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. 




Oh cool, two of the biggest liars playing together!


Better the drunken coward who occuppied the White House for 8 years ?


Mike Anthony.....Really?? you can't leave your politcal aganda at the door!!


Shining example of morality to associate yourself with Mr. President.


Who cares? Will he reach into Tigers pocket and tax him some more? Or will he claim that if he had a son it could look like Tiger.....No, only if it benefits him politically which is why they are playing.