Roll Call reports:
President Donald Trump is a member at Winged Foot Golf Club in New York, where the U.S. Open is being contested this week. It’s a notoriously tough layout — but Trump is claiming he routinely scores well enough that he probably should have entered the tournament.
Appearing on Fox Sports Radio Thursday morning, the president was asked by host Clay Travis what his best score has been on the supremely difficult track. “Low 70s, quite a bit,” Trump replied. “I’ve been a member there a long time. I could do pretty well.”
Par at Winged Foot is 70. Geoff Ogilvy, who won the U.S. Open the last time it was played at Winged Foot in 2006, shot rounds of 71, 70, 72, and 72 en route to his victory at +5.
Trump claimed twice on Fox Sports Radio today that he has shot in the “low 70s” at Winged Foot, which I cannot definitively fact check but uh https://t.co/yT7zPmATDT
— Daniel Dale (@ddale8) September 17, 2020
It’s such a ridiculous pathology. A liar would claim they shot, say, low 80s, which is unlikely but plausible for a skilled amateur golfer. But Trump can’t just exaggerate, he has to make it absurd, by claiming he did better than 4 of the 5 winners of the US Open there. https://t.co/o7mKU0i82Q
— Max Kennerly (@MaxKennerly) September 17, 2020
Trump Brags He’s Shot in the ‘Low 70s, Quite a Bit’ at Famed Winged Foot Golf Course, a Score Good Enough to Contend in This Week’s US Open https://t.co/TabvVCvc9N
— Mediaite (@Mediaite) September 17, 2020
Donald Trump Claims He’s Shot ‘Low 70s’ At Impossibly Hard Winged Foot Golf Course https://t.co/eN2Fl8EVcq
— TMZ (@TMZ) September 17, 2020
Low 70’s at winged foot…if you needed any further evidence that trump is a lying cheating piece of shit. https://t.co/pm7wGQbsu3
— david chang (@davidchang) September 17, 2020
2/ At Winged Foot Golf Club in New York, the only non-Trump property where the president is a member, Reilly writes, ”The caddies got so used to seeing him kick his ball back onto the fairway they came up with a nickname for him: ‘Pele.”’ https://t.co/rMcFXfFFzY
— Bad Fox Graphics (@BadFoxGraphics) September 17, 2020