President Donald Trump will continue his golf vacation on Nov. 24 with a third round of this holiday week with two special guests in his foursome.
Trump tweeted Friday he will be playing at Trump National Golf Club in Jupiter, Fla., with Tiger Woods and Dustin Johnson.
Woods and Johnson have this week off in terms of professional golf events, but both will be heading to the Bahamas on Monday to compete in Woods’ Hero World Challenge tournament at the Albany Golf Club.
For Johnson, who is world No. 1, it is a chance to end the season in a paradise-like setting.
For Woods, this is his first competitive event since having spinal fusion surgery in April as a final option to repair back pain that has plagued him for years. It was his fourth back surgery dating back to March 2014. Woods last competed in February, withdrawing after a 77 to open the Omega Dubai Desert Classic. The 14-time major champion made his comeback from his second and third back surgeries in this tournament last year, marking his return after a 16-month absence.
For Trump this will be his 80th round of golf as President since taking office on Jan. 20, 2017. This will be the second time Trump has played with Woods since winning the Nov. 9, 2016 election over Hillary Clinton. He has previously played with Woods, Rory McIlroy and Ernie Els, at least that we know of, as the administration doesn’t acknowledge when Trump plays golf.
Trump has come under fire from critics who bemoan his pace of nearly 700 rounds of golf if he finishes two terms in office. He was frequently critical of Barack Obama, who played an estimated 333 rounds of golf in 8 years as President.