The Star-Ledger's Steve Polti with a wonderful recap of Donald Trump’s whirlwind visit to Plainfield CC during the Barclays final round? The occasion?
A meeting with the other Don...Finchem. And a little campaigning.
Anyway, Polti's piece (thanks reader Jeremy) is a keeper from beginning to end. The setup...
I have seen some unusual things on a golf course, including Tiger Woods returning to professional golf at the Masters after his made-for-the-tabloids sex scandal. Nothing tops this for sheer insanity. The best golfers in the world were lining up putts for a $1.4 million prize, but the bigger galleries were formed around the businessman and reality TV star who suddenly is the frontrunner for the Republican party's presidential nomination.
And make no mistake: He loved every minute of it. An impromptu security detail of six Edison police officers surrounded him, but Trump made it clear that he wanted no special "inside the ropes" access that would take him away from the people. He wanted to be seen.
"This is an affirmation," he told me. "People want our country to be good again. This is a great affirmation. You see it. Not a heckler in the whole group out of thousands of people."