LPGA’s Suzann Pettersen Says Donald Trump “Cheats Like Hell” at Golf
We already know Donald Trump doesn’t give a damn about golf etiquette. Now, thanks to LPGA golfer Suzann Pettersen, we know he doesn’t give a damn about any of the other rules, either.
Pettersen, who has 15 wins on the LPGA Tour and another seven on the Ladies European Tour, talked about the Golfer in Chief during a recent interview with Norwegian newspaper VG.
“He cheats like hell,” Pettersen says. “I don’t quite know how he is in business. They say that if you cheat at golf, you cheat at business. I’m pretty sure he pays his caddie well, since no matter how far into the woods he hits the ball, it’s in the middle of the fairway when we get there.”
Pettersen also discusses the President’s penchant for bragging about how good he is.
“He always says he is the world’s best putter. But in all the times I’ve played him, he’s never come close to breaking 80,” Pettersen says. “But what’s strange is that every time I talk to him he says he just golfed a 69, or that he set a new course record or won a club championship some place. I just laugh. I’m someone who likes being teased and I like teasing others, and Trump takes it well, and that must be why he likes me.”
Interestingly, this isn’t coming from some liberal snowflake desperate to make Trump look stupid at any cost. Pettersen is actually a good friend of Trump. She congratulated him for winning the Presidency and has defended some of the more controversial things he has said in the past.
“I’ve got to know Trump so well that I don’t take everything he says literally,” Pettersen explains. “Yeah, you’ll never meet another person who loves himself as much as he does, but I have also met him on another level altogether, before he was president. I know how much he cares. He called me once a month and asked how things were going. It was always about golf. He is totally golf-crazed. Golf is the only thing the man thinks about.”
When asked specifically about allegations of sexual impropriety, Petersen didn’t exactly deny them. She just said those sorts of things don’t bother her.
“I’m not so touchy about things like that…I’m sure he has said things that can be hurtful to a lot of people, but I take everything he says with a pinch of salt. I know where it’s coming from.”
That’s a pretty interesting take on a controversial man from someone who purports to know him well. Make of it what you will.
Hat Tip – [Golf.com]