United States president Barack Obama (center) sits with first lady Michelle Obama (left) and daughter Maliah Obama (right) in the first half of the game between Team USA and team Brazil. at Verizon Center. (Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports)
The fact that President Obama is an avid sports fan is well documented. Film crews regularly shoot him with a basketball in his hand or even throwing up a few jumpers.
That’s a different story.
The world was abuzz with the word that the President and Tiger Woods were teeing off together over the weekend. No media was allowed, so there were no pictures of the event. There was no word on how they played, what they talked about or if they used a golf cart or walked. Nothing.
Until now. Obama spoke with ABC 7 of San Francisco about playing against the world’s best.
“He plays a different game than I do. He’s on another planet.”
The Leader of the Free World was then ask about who was more nervous. Obama showed off a bit of humility, as well as a sense of humor:
“I don’t think either party was nervous. He knew that I wasn’t a big threat to his world ranking and I knew that I better keep my day job.”
At least it is a really cool day job.
Here’s the video of the entire interview. Obama talks about the golfing after sifting through various pleasantries:
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