Sportswriter Rick Reilly’s new book Commander in Cheat – How Golf Explains Trump details Individual 1’s cheating ways on the green field of honor. As a longtime golfer, Red understands that golf is a gentleman’s game where the players largely call penalties on themselves and follow the rules because it is the right thing to do. Red has played with some cheats over the years. One playing companion (for a short while) could only be described as “The Master of the Leather Wedge.” And is one thing to cheat yourself so that you can feel better about a friendly Saturday afternoon round by taking a mulligan or two, but it is entirely another to cheat when you are in an actual tournament or there is money on the line. Apparently, Individual 1 cheats in both of those situations and any golfer worth his salt knows that such behavior tells you everything you need to know about the man. Trump claims some absurd number of bogus club championships and claims a 2.8 handicap. Pro golfers in there 70s don’t have 2.8 handicaps. By all accounts Trump is an above average golfer, but that’s not good enough for someone with an extreme narcissistic personality disorder for whom every waking moment is an exercise in personal glorification and continued building of the worst personality cult that our country has ever seen. And it’s not like there wasn’t enough information out there to inform the public that Trump’s entire life story presented to the public in his 2016 campaign is just one giant lie after another. But this is golf! This is a line in the sand! If you are a golfer and still support this lying, cheating pathetic excuse for a human being, then you have no honor. And Red is done with you.
Two time major champion Suzann Petterson has told a Norwegian newspaper that Trump is a big-time cheat on the links. Unlike Rory McIlroy who has refused to spill the beans on Trump’s golf antics saying only that he was a good golfer “for his age”, Petterson didn’t hold back.
“He cheats like hell,” according to Petterson. Petterson also wondered how Trump’s errant shots into the woods somehow end up in the fairway speculating that his caddy is well paid. Petterson also challenged Trump’s claim to golfing prowess.
What’s strange is that he has never come close to breaking 80 when I’ve played with him, but whenever I talk to him he says he’s just shot 69, or broken a course record, or won a club championship.
You can get the full story at nationalclubgolfer.com. The only question is why is Petterson still playing with or even talking to a golf cheat. She’s just lucky Trump didn’t try to grab her by the putter. And any golfer who still supports Trump will never be in a foursome with Red.