Tiger Woods, President-elect Trump enjoying Friday round of golf

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<a class="link rapid-noclick-resp" href="/pga/players/147/" data-ylk="slk:Tiger Woods">Tiger Woods</a> has a villa named after him at Donald Trump’s Doral resort in Florida. (Getty Images)
Tiger Woods has a villa named after him at Donald Trump’s Doral resort in Florida. (Getty Images)

President-elect Donald Trump is getting in a pre-Christmas round of golf, and he’s doing it on Friday with 14-time major winner Tiger Woods.

Trump is playing with Woods in a morning round at Trump International in West Palm Beach, Fla., located within driving distance of Woods’ Jupiter Island mansion.

Golf Digest got a look at the twosome Friday:

This is Trump’s first round since Election Day, Nov. 8. Trump’s staff maintains the 70-year-old has almost completely avoided golf since throwing his name in the fray for the Republican presidential nomination in June 2015.

Woods won the 2013 WGC-Cadillac Championship on Trump’s Doral resort, with Trump awarding the trophy to the former world No. 1 and naming a villa at the resort after Woods. Woods, who turns 41 on Dec. 30, has also designed Trump World Golf Club, which Trump’s management company will run in Dubai in the United Arab Emirates when it opens in 2018. It will be the second Trump-managed course in Dubai, with Trump International Golf Club, Dubai, now having finished construction.

Trump showed support for Woods in his comeback to competitive golf at the Hero World Challenge earlier in December.


However, it was reportedly Woods who asked to play with the President-elect, according to Fox News.


Woods is no stranger to playing with sitting and former Commanders-in-Chief, though this appears the first time he has played with a President-elect. Trump will be inaugurated in Washington, D.C., on Jan. 20.

Ryan Ballengee is a Yahoo Sports contributor. Find him on Facebook and Twitter.

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