President Barack Obama can be described in many words: patriot, scholar, politician, well-spoken and, based on an experience he had in Las Vegas, gullible.
In a post by Dylan Byers on Politico, President Obama has claimed that he was hustled in golf by New York Yankees legend and future Hall of Famer Derek Jeter and that the former shortstop “stole money” from him. Adding insult to injury was that Las Vegas Sun owner Brian Greenspun was in on the con, which the POTUS described in great detail.
“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.”
Well, that kind of sucks, doesn’t it? And I’m a Yankees fan to boot! Sure, guys hustle each other on the golf course on a daily basis, but hustling the PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA? Jeter, I love you, but that’s COLD, and kind of awesome if you think about it a certain way.
Despite that, President Obama appears to have been a good sport about it and took everything in stride, even though nobody likes getting hustled like that.
That said, who could be next on Jeter’s golf con list? Michael Jordan? Joe Biden? Donald Trump? Stay tuned!
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