From the Washington Times:
- Number of rounds of golf Tiger Woods has played since January 2009: 269
- Number of rounds of golf the POTUS has played since January 2009: almost 200
Woods is likely done for the year due to injury. So if the POTUS keeps up his normal pace with his golf game, there’s a fair chance he’ll pass Woods in the number of rounds of golf since January 2009 next spring.
The article also discusses the POTUS’s (and the VPs) penchant for “vacations”. Apparently the POTUS forgot he foreswore those while campaigning.
Yeah, that was a stupid thing to say. Everyone needs a break now and again; even the POTUS is no exception..
Nontheless, he did say it. But that statement notwithstanding, he certainly hasn’t been reluctant to vacation in “trendy, toney” places on our dime. Like a $12M mansion with pool and private beach on Martha’s Vineyard – where he’s on vacation for 2 weeks now.
Bottom line: the POTUS is playing nearly as much golf as a PGA golfer – and is on pace to pass him in that respect. It also seems that he (or his family) is also taking longish and expensive vacations every month or two. Under those conditions it’s reasonable to wonder if he’s actually doing his job.
Well, on second thought . . . no, I no longer wonder about that.