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Wednesday
Feb202013

Tiger Woods: Obama Has 'Amazing Touch' on Golf Course

JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) -- When Tiger Woods is your teammate, it's hard to lose.  Still, President Obama has a pretty good game, according to the world's second-ranked golfer.

Obama and Woods played golf over Presidents' Day weekend, and Woods divulged on Tuesday that they teamed up to beat the other players in their foursome, U.S. Trade Representative Ron Kirk and Houston Astros owner Jim Crane.

"He was my partner, and as I said, we won," Woods told reporters at a press conference after a practice round at the WGC-Accenture Matchplay Championship in Arizona.

"He hit the ball well, and he's got an amazing touch.  He can certainly chip and putt," Woods said of Obama.  "If he ... spends more time playing the game of golf, I'm sure he can get to where he's got pretty good stick" -- golf-aficionados' terminology for a talented game.

Asked how one gets an invitation to play with the president, Woods joked, "He calls up and says, 'Hey Tiger you wanna play?'  Obviously there is a process that's involved, and I was invited to play, and it was an invitation that certainly you don't turn down, especially [since] he's an avid golfer, and so am I.  So we went out there and we had just a great round of golf with Ron and Jim, and it was a good day."

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