South African Golf Legend Ernie Els Watches on as former US President Hits Hole in One
- South African golf legend Ernie Els was in the news after being spotted playing a round with former United States president Donald Trump
- Els, a four-time major winner, posted on his social media accounts that he had at the famous Trump International Golf Club in West Palm Beach, Florida
- Trump is an avid golfer who has golfed with the likes of Tiger Woods and American football great Tom Brady, and golfed regularly during his presidency
South African golfing legend Ernie Els has made headlines after being seen playing a round of golf with former United States president Donald Trump.
'The Big Easy' posted a picture on his social media channels of himself, Trump and a few golf buddies posing on a hole at the famous Trump International Golf Club in West Palm Beach, Florida. The players in question were senior professional golfers Gene Sauers, Ken Duke and Mike Goodes.
According to Sport24, Els wrote:
"Great shot on Saturday 45! Fun to watch the ball roll in for a hole-in-one."
The New York Post reported that Trump was chuffed with his shot, adding
"Many people are asking, so I'll give it to you now, it is 100% true. 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 clank, into the hole."
Trump is an avid golfer who owns several courses, and is estimated to have played golf 298 times during his four year term as US President. This was a source of constant criticism during his presidency.
He has also been accused of being a "cheat" by Golf.com. Furthermore, he's often been criticised for offensive remarks and maintains that widespread voter fraud was behind his defeat to Joe Biden in the 2020 presidency.
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Christiaan Bezuidenhout is hoping to emulate fellow South Africans and don the much sought after green jacket when he competes in next year's Masters tournament.
As reported on Sports Brief, the 27-year-old will compete at Augusta in the United States of America in April next year in what will be his third Masters appearance.
Last year Bezuidenhout competed in all four Majors and represented South Africa at the Tokyo Olympics. He also played in 25 tournaments this year and only missed the cut just once.
Source: Sports Brief News