WHILE PLAYING GOLF ON VACATION in Hawaii, President-elect Barack Obama reportedly said, “I'm not that good.”
Obama played 18 holes at the Olomana Golf Links on the island of Oahu. He told reporters to put a few beers on his tab, but no one took him up on the offer.
We've all said it. I certainly have. You know how it goes. Someone asks, “What's your handicap? How many strokes will you give me?”
Then you say, “I'm not that good.” And, “I haven't been playing.” Or, “My back went out. I have no idea how I'll get around today, much less score.”
We'll soon find out how good Mr. Obama is when the Presidents Golf Championship (PGC) gets underway. I don't want to tip my hand, but I'm going to tip my hand − a little. Obama is the No. 8 seed and his first-round match is against the No. 9 seed, Ronald Reagan.
This won't be a vacation round. It will be president against president, mano a mano.
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−The Armchair Golfer
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