Golf News Roundup: No Golf For Obama; Green Jacket Auction; Nicklaus On Tiger

Obama Golf Becomes Sequester Issue

Texas Representative Louie Gomert has offered symbolic amendment to the continuing budget resolution

“None of the funds made available by a division of this act may be used to transport the president to or from a golf course until public tours of the White House resume.”

Gomert says that furloughing 341 federal employees could have been avoided had Obama not traveled to Florida for a three-day golf trip with Tiger Woods. Overall, Obama has played 115 rounds of golf since taking office.

Masters Jacket Auction Stopped

A Dallas judge has stopped auction of Art Wall’s 1959 Masters Jacket pending a trial to determine ownership. Augusta National claims the jacket was stolen, a charge the current owner disputes.

I wonder what this would go for at auction.

Nicklaus Says Tiger Better Get With It

Jack Nicklaus says that Tiger had “better get with it” to pass his record 18 Majors:

“I still think he can do it. But that said, he has still got to do it. He hasn’t won one in five years. He had better get with it if he’s going to.”

Woods is in a severe Majors drought—one that rivals Nicklaus’ drought between his seventeenth Major at the 1980 PGA Championship and the now-legendary 1986 Masters at age 46.



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1 thought on “Golf News Roundup: No Golf For Obama; Green Jacket Auction; Nicklaus On Tiger”

  1. I still think Tiger has plenty of time to beat Jack’s record. He’s still in his thirties and has plenty of good golf left in him.

    The key for Tiger is keeping his body healthy. If he does that then plenty more victories will follow.


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