Donald Trump says he scored a hole-in-one, issues statement

Donald Trump says he scored a hole-in-one, issues statement

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Donald Trump issued a statement Monday in which the former president called reports that he sunk a hole-in-one at Trump International Golf Club on Saturday “100% true.”

“Many people are asking, so I’ll give it to you now, it is 100% true,” Trump wrote.

While the shot in question wasn’t recorded on video, Trump communications director Taylor Budowich posted a video on Twitter Monday of the former president picking up the apparent hole-in-one ball at the green.

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“Look, it’s there,” Trump was heard saying while pointing at the ball in the hole. “Let’s get a picture, you don’t see that often.”

In his statement, Trump said he was playing with golfers Ernie Els, Gene Sauers, Ken Duke and Mike Goodes at the golf club in West Palm Beach, Florida.

South Africa's Ernie Els tees off on the second hole during the Australian Open Golf Pro-AM in Sydney, Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2019.

South Africa’s Ernie Els tees off on the second hole during the Australian Open Golf Pro-AM in Sydney, Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2019.
(AP Photo/Rick Rycroft)

Trump then went into details of the shot.

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Donald Trump plays a round of golf at Trump Turnberry Luxury Collection Resort during the US President's first official visit to the United Kingdom on July 15, 2018 in Turnberry, Scotland.

Donald Trump plays a round of golf at Trump Turnberry Luxury Collection Resort during the US President’s first official visit to the United Kingdom on July 15, 2018 in Turnberry, Scotland.
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“It took place … on the 7th hole, which was playing 181-yards into a slight wind. I hit a 5-iron, which sailed magnificently into a rather strong wind, with approximately 5 feet of cut, whereupon it bounced twice and then went clankinginto the hole,” Trump wrote.

“These great tour players noticed it before I did because their eyes are slightly better, but on that one hole only, their swings weren’t,” he joked. “Anyway, there’s a lot of chatter about it, quite exciting, and people everywhere seem to be asking for the facts. Playing with that group of wonderful, talented players was a lot of fun.”

President Donald Trump plays a round of Golf at the Trump National Golf Club in Sterling Va., Sunday Nov. 8, 2020.

President Donald Trump plays a round of Golf at the Trump National Golf Club in Sterling Va., Sunday Nov. 8, 2020.
(AP Photo/Steve Helber)

Trump said the match on Saturday was him and Els against Sauers, Duke and Goodes.

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“I won’t tell you who won because I am a very modest individual, and you will then say I was bragging — and I don’t like people who brag!” he wrote, apparently in jest.

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