President Donald Trump will be the 16th of the past 19 American presidents to play golf. And immediately upon entering office this morning he became the best player of the group, thanks to his current 2.8 Handicap Index and his 19 club championship victories.
According to our Jaime Diaz, who twice played golf with Trump in recent years, the best part of his game is his ball-striking, although Trump himself says it’s his putting.
Trump knocks John F. Kennedy from the No.1 spot in our previous ranking of the best golf presidents. Here’s how our ranking shakes out, with an assist from Don Van Natta Jr., author of the book, First Off the Tee: Presidential Hackers, Duffers, and Cheaters from Taft to Bush.