‘No other president can hit it like I can’: Bryson DeChambeau details LIV Golf Bedminster pro-am with former President Donald Trump

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BEDMINSTER, N.J. — Bryson DeChambeau and former President of the United States Donald Trump have a relationship that goes back a few years, so it wasn’t surprising to see the two in the same group for Thursday’s LIV Golf Bedminster pro-am.

“He’s actually a really good golfer. He stripes it down the middle of the fairway and has good iron game and putts it pretty well,” said DeChambeau, who also noted he picked up a little course knowledge for Trump. “But it was an honor. I mean, anytime you get to play with a president, whether passed or sitting, it’s just an honor, no matter who it is. Very lucky to have a relationship with him, and he’s always been generous to me.”

The highlight from the round? That’d be Trump saying, “there’s no other president that can hit it like I can.”

“That’s the funny one he talks about all the time. You know, it’s true from what I’ve seen, what I’ve heard, obviously I haven’t played with other presidents, but he’s up there.”

DeChambeau explained how when you have a perfect golf swing, it’s not the most repeatable, but the former president has a “quirky motion” that allows him to be repeatable.

“It’s not understood by me, but it works every time.”

LIV Golf coming to the New York area has caused quite a stir with the public, especially a group of 9/11 families who have spoken out about LIV’s backing from Saudi Arabia’s Public Investment Fund. Before his round, Trump praised Saudi Arabia for what they’re doing for golf while avoiding a 9/11 question.

Story originally appeared on GolfWeek