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Wednesday
Oct112017

Lindsey Graham Digging In On The 73 (Or Maybe 74) Claim

Michael Bamberger spent 33-minutes on the phone with Senator Lindsey Graham, who apparently had nothing else better to do than review claims of POTUS Donald Trump nearly shooting his age.

Graham says there wasn't a mulligan, only one birdie, one or two bogeys and mostly pars despite playing Trump National Washington at a yardage similar to the Senior PGA Championship setup in May.

"On the front nine, he shot even par," Graham said. "I shot a 41, which is good for me. He hit almost every fairway. He had seven Hogans, driving it on the fairway, hitting it on the green. On the back nine, he was one over, two over at the most. He had one birdie on the back, and just really hit the ball well. On the front, he made four 10- to 12-footers for par. That's what got him to shoot even-par on the front. He missed a four-foot birdie putt. He could easily have been one under."

Golf Magazine posted this video of the President chipping during the round. Nice to see everyone holding still while the leader of the free world is playing!

 

 

Compact!

FYI those wagering with Graham on the course or hoping to see a post-round gratuity, you know, for the effort...

Graham is sticking by his claim of 73 for the president—or 74. At the end of the round, he owed the president $30, but had only $5 with him, which the president accepted.

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Senator Graham carrying only $5 on his person is easily the most damning part of this account. What a stooge.
10.11.2017 | Unregistered CommenterDavidC
Serious chipping yips
10.11.2017 | Unregistered CommenterIan B.
Textbook form. If that textbook is "How to kill a spider on your baseboard."
He may very well have shot 73......if they quit after 13 holes. A bigger jackass does not exist.
10.11.2017 | Unregistered CommenterCroDad
So you think Graham is just lying? He is the only one that has named the score - and he seems pretty knowledgeable about golf. Just wondering.
10.12.2017 | Unregistered CommenterBrianS
That’s a 27-handicapper’s chipping move, there. I just hope he’s as accurate with the launch codes as he is with his assessment of his golfing ability. Graham’s head was probably stuck in a vice when he reported that score.
10.12.2017 | Unregistered CommenterHawkeye
He's still 55 shots worse than Kim Hong un.
10.12.2017 | Unregistered CommenterCottriab
Brian S. -
You're right, Graham does seem knowledgeable about golf. But also yes. I do think he's lying.
10.12.2017 | Unregistered CommenterDrew Scott
Holy smokes. That is awful. And he is one out of shape dude.
10.12.2017 | Unregistered CommenterGinGHIN
Maybe they played a Stableford scoring round. And then made love.
10.12.2017 | Unregistered CommenterSclaff & Foozle
Given that they were only on club grounds for 3 hours, which includes whatever preliminaries, playing, possibly food and then loading up a motorcade, it's possible he wrote down 73.... but, I bet you the putt after that chip (and a bunch of other stuff) was deemed good. 73, with 20 putts, 7 of which were actually taken.
10.12.2017 | Unregistered CommenterThe O
If he had all his weight on his front foot, I could believe that ''sticking it'' chip was what he wanted to do; however that looked pretty bad with that stance.

i don't mind donnie playing golf. As a matter of fact I hope he starts playing every day, as made possible by his cabinet twenty fiving him NOW.

THE MAN IS MENTALLY ILL.

dig
10.12.2017 | Unregistered Commenterdigsouth
Anyone ever see Obama's golf swing? lol
He said that DT hit 7 fairway/greens on the front, and that he sunk 10 putts from 10-15 feet. That sounds like a recipe for even par to me.
10.12.2017 | Unregistered CommenterBrianS
Just think, dig. If the voters had felt that way, we'd have Bill and his buddy Harvey giving guided tours of Orgy Island and the Clinton Foundation would be neck deep in hurricane disaster relief.

Graham, and for that matter McConnell, have never dug in on anything but their own survival.
10.12.2017 | Unregistered CommenterD. maculata
If Obama were claiming multiple club championships, a single-digit handicap, and to have just shot 73 with McConnell then I think you'd find several others laughing along with you.
10.12.2017 | Unregistered CommenterCarl Peterson
Fake Golf
10.12.2017 | Unregistered CommenterMr. Constructive
Growing the shame.
10.12.2017 | Unregistered CommenterSclaff & Foozle
For how much Graham seems to know about golf he doesn't seem to know anything about handicaps. Trump "is" a 2.8, Graham claims to be between 10 and 12. He should've asked for four shots a nine at the very least.
10.12.2017 | Unregistered CommenterElChapin
As out of shape as The Don is, he is an Olympian compared to Mrs Pantsuit Clintasaurus, who almost cheated her way into office, with help from the Liberal media
No no no Figjam...The Russians! The Russians!
10.12.2017 | Unregistered CommenterJS
"Anyone ever see Obama's golf swing? lol"

Except unlike DT he admitted he was a hack but still loved to play. Trump believes he could contend on the Senior Tour.
10.12.2017 | Unregistered CommenterKPK
"Anyone ever see Obama's golf swing? lol"

Except unlike DT he admitted he was a hack but still loved to play. Trump believes he could contend on the Senior Tour.
10.12.2017 | Unregistered CommenterKPK
It's all unclassified, and the world is sorrier for it.
10.12.2017 | Unregistered CommenterFC
Figjam, really good whataboutism. DJT has to have the largest, lumpiest ass of any president or candidate since Taft, HRC included.

BTW, given that the guy has probably logged 50 rounds since he was sworn in, I'd be surprised if he couldn't break 80. He plays more golf than virtually anyone I know - certainly more than anyone who has a job.
10.12.2017 | Unregistered CommenterGinGHIN
So he chips like Dangerfield but puts like Spieth. Not buying it.
10.12.2017 | Unregistered CommenterScott R.
Here is an easy way to verify the golf scores of both Trump and Graham. Let them play 18 holes accompanied by rules officials and televise it on the Golf Channel..
10.12.2017 | Unregistered CommenterBuffett
Is the snake dead?
10.13.2017 | Unregistered CommenterKLG
Maybe it was the ladies tees?
10.13.2017 | Unregistered CommenterIan B.
The president of the Virgin Islands was keeping score.
10.13.2017 | Unregistered CommenterHawkeye
Loser! Sad! Pathetic Pig! Going down like Tricky Dick. Sold this country out to the Russians! The White Nationalists threaten Democracy! Oh but wait the Don was supposed to work so hard for you losers! Lol suckers he cares nothing about anyone but himself. He’s been like this since like forever. We hated the jerk in NYC like forever but the loser old white fools bought his crap hook line and sinker!
10.14.2017 | Unregistered CommenterV60 hates Trump
What about the guy in the blue shirt blatantly walking right by Trump as he "chips." Isn't it rude to walk by someone like that while they're hitting?
10.15.2017 | Unregistered CommenterOle Tom Morris

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