Suzann Pettersen, a Ladies Professional Golf Association star, said President Trump’s golf game is not as good as he claims.
“He cheats like hell,” she told Norwegian newspaper Verdens Gang. “So I don’t quite know how he is in business. They say if you cheat at golf, you cheat at business.”
Pettersen has known Trump for more than a decade. She said Trump used to call her at least once a month before he became president, and she’s met him twice since he entered the White House.
Pettersen said that Trump must pay his caddies well because no matter how far he hits the ball into the woods, it always ends up in the middle of the fairway.
“He always says he is the world’s best putter,” she said. “But in all the times I’ve played him, he’s never come close to breaking 80 … But what’s strange is that every time I talk to him he says he just golfed a 69.”
She isn’t surprised at the number of times Trump has hit the links during his presidency, sometimes with world leaders or U.S. lawmakers.
“He is totally golf-crazed,” she said. “Golf is the only thing the man thinks about.”