Washington (CNN)If a president golfs in private -- and the White House refuses to comment -- did it ever really happen? President Donald Trump hit the links at Trump National Golf Club in Bedminsiter, New Jersey, over the June 10-11 weekend, according to a golfer who also played the course and took a video of the President. That video is the only reason the public knows Trump was golfing because White House aides, seemingly to obscure whether the President, who was once critical about another president playing golf, declined to say. The video, posted by Twitter user @MikeNFrank, also shows Trump breaking a cardinal rule of golf: Driving a cart on the green. (According to Golfweek, golfers should
Jordan Spieth hit a wedge to 4 feet for birdie on the final hole for a 7-under 63 and a one-stroke lead Thursday in the Travelers Championship. Making his first appearance at TPC River Highlands, the 23-year-old Texan had eight birdies and a bogey in his afternoon round after tying for 35th last week in the U.S. Open at Erin Hills. Johnson Wagner and Connecticut native Brett Stegmaier each shot 64 in the morning. Stegmaier had seven birdies in a nine-hole stretch in the middle of the round and closed with a bogey on No. 9. He grew up in Madison, about 25 miles from the course. Rory McIlroy, also playing for event for the first time, had a 67. Jason Day shot 72. They missed the cut in the U.S.
Frank "Sandy" Tatum, one of golf's greatest ambassadors and a former USGA president, died Thursday at age 96. Tatum served on the USGA executive committee from 1972-80 and he was president from '78-'79. At the 1974 U.S. Open – nicknamed "The Massacre at Winged Foot" – Tatum defended the brutal setup with his infamous quote: “Our objective is not to humiliate the best players in the world," Tatum said. “We’re simply trying to identify who they are.” Hale Irwin won the tournament with a score of 7 over par. "All of us at the USGA are deeply saddened by the passing of truly one of the great individuals ever involved with golf," said Mike Davis, the USGA's executive director. "Sandy Tatum certainly