President Obama jokes that Derek Jeter hustled him in golf game
President Barack Obama spoke at a fundraising dinner in Las Vegas on Monday night at the home of Las Vegas Sun owner Brian Greenspun, and the President started off the evening with a story about golfing with his host and former Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter.
Jeter, Greenspun and Obama hit the links at a North Las Vegas country club, and the President thinks he may have been set up to take a fall by the MLB legend, according to Politico.
“He and Derek Jeter stole money from me at Shadow Creek,” Obama said of Greenspun, referring to the course in North Las Vegas. “It was clearly a set up, because when we got to the practice range, he was shanking balls everywhere. I said, ‘You play golf Derek?’ And he said, ‘I just started 2 weeks ago.’”
They gave Jeter 30 strokes, Obama said, but he realized that was a mistake as soon as they were on the first hole. Jeter crushed him, he said
“We had to take a picture of me handing Derek Jeter money at the end of the game. Despite that, Brian is a great friend.”
Hopefully the president won some of that money back recently when he and Ray Allen defeated Stephen Curry and his father Dell in a recent round of golf.