Former U.S. Presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama will be teeing off against each other — literally — much more frequently as it was announced that the two most recent Commanders-in-Chief had joined up at a famous Florida golf club.
Speaking to Houston’s Fox 26, the owner of the Floridian, which counts Michael Jordan and a handful of Florida-based Tour pros among its members, confirmed that Bush 43 and Obama were taking up dues at the Palm City golf club.
Former Pres.Obama & Tiger Woods played golf w/#Astros owner Jim Crane Sat. at his Floridian Nat. Golf Club:”Tiger’s really playing well.Said he’s pain free..The President likes coming there..He’s a new member & so is George W..We have both sides of the political spectrum covered” pic.twitter.com/r8vuKr6gq0
— Mark Berman (@MarkBermanFox26) January 17, 2018
Dylan Dethier of Golf.com had more information on the new members.
Jim Crane, who owns Floridian National Golf Club — as well as the Houston Astros — told Houston’s Fox 26 about the high-profile additions.
“Mr. Obama had been to our place a few times before and had a little down time, he was doing some work in Florida, and spent a few days there playing golf,” Crane said.
“And I got to play with him and Tiger one time. It was a lot of fun, he’s a fun guy to play with,” he said, adding the fact that Woods is playing well and “pain-free.”
But Crane made it clear that his club doesn’t favor one side of the aisle.
Obama and Bush are now members of the same Florida golf club https://t.co/ToAEl5sJGN pic.twitter.com/HLv3ViOYMM
— The Hill (@thehill) January 19, 2018
“He’s a new member and so is George W., so I’m very neutral on the politics,” he said.
Crane purchased Floridian National in 2010 from Wayne Huizenga, a high-profile Florida businessman and former owner of the Miami Dolphins, Florida Marlins, and Florida Panthers. Crane oversaw a renovation of the club and course, which was redesigned by Tom Fazio.
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