Obama & Woods Meet at the Floridian National Golf Club

Rivkin Golf Woods & ObamaIn golf news, United States President Obama played a round today with a foursome that included Tiger Woods, Ron Kirk (a U.S. trade representative) and Jim Crane (a Democratic donor who owns the Houston Astros as well as the golf club at which the four played). The round concluded the President’s trip to Florida this weekend and the four played the Floridian National Golf Club in Palm City.

President Obama apparently spent Saturday with Tiger Woods’ former coach, Butch Harmon, who also rode along with the Obama foursome for a few holes Sunday giving the president some golf tips. Golf Digest reported that Obama spent quite a bit of time with Harmon, playing 27 holes and hitting balls in Harmon’s studio; after which he managed to set up this weekend’s round with Woods. It seems as though the President and Woods were supposed to play at Woods’ home club — The Medalist Golf Club also in Florida, but they decided upon the Floridian instead. On Sunday, Woods was finished after 18 holes, but President Obama played an additional nine holes to polish his game.

It comes as no surprise, but the Floridian National Golf Club in Palm City, Florida is a private golf club which was designed by the great Gary Player. The club was formerly known as the Floridian Yacht & Golf Club, which was founded by South Florida billionaire H. Wayne Huizenga, who sold it in April of 2010.

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