Donald Trump played golf with Jack Nicklaus on his 81st day at the golf course
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Donald Trump played golf with Jack Nicklaus on his 81st day at the golf course

During President Donald Trump's Thanksgiving vacation in Florida, the 45th President has played golf with a number of high-profile pro golfers.

On Nov. 25, Trump made a rare public admission he was actually playing golf -- a break from his administration's policy of not even acknowledging the Commander-in-Chief is hitting the golf course -- so he could brag he was playing golf with Tiger Woods and world No. 1 Dustin Johnson.

He didn't mention the fourth in the group: pro golfer, Fox Sports commentator and Trump National Golf Club Jupiter member Brad Faxon. In a piece for Golfweek, Faxon said he ragged the President about the omission.

I kind of busted his chops and said, ‘Hey, where’s the love? I thought you were going to tweet my name too!’ He laughed, and I told him I was trying to get up to 70,000 followers on Twitter.  Trump immediately replied, ‘I have 158 million.’

(Trump has 42 million Twitter followers. In total, his personal accounts have 73 million followers.)

Nevertheless, after his round with Woods, Johnson and Faxon on Friday in Jupiter, Fla., Trump then played again on Saturday. While there was no public acknowledgement of the round, the Associated Press reported Trump played at Trump International Golf Club in West Palm Beach, which is about 10 minutes from his private Mar-a-Lago club, with legendary golfer Jack Nicklaus and his son Gary.

Nicklaus was and remains a supporter of Trump.

The White House did not offer comment on the round.

Trump is playing golf again on Sunday, Nov. 26, but there has not been reporting yet on Trump's golf partners.

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