U.S. President Donald Trump has recently renovated his personal quarters in the White House to include a room-sized golf simulator that will allow the Commander in Chief to virtually tee it up all over the world from the comfort of his home in Washington D.C.
The Washington Post reported that the $50,000 install, which has taken place over the past few weeks, replaced a “less sophisticated” simulator previously installed by President Barack Obama. President Trump paid for the new system and the installation personally.
It replaces an older, less sophisticated golf simulator that had been installed under President Obama.
Trump’s system cost about $50,000, which he paid for personally, a White House official said. https://t.co/rRK3amt2zG
— The Washington Post (@washingtonpost) February 13, 2019
The two White House officials, who spoke about the new simulator on the condition of anonymity, said that the room had yet to have been used as of Wednesday this week.
Most recently and notably, President Trump teed it up with both Jack Nicklaus and Tiger Woods at the beginning of February at Trump National Golf Club, Jupiter in Florida.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 2, 2019
Everyone is asking how Tiger played yesterday. The answer is Great! He was long, straight & putted fantastically well. He shot a 64. Tiger is back & will be winning Majors again! Not surprisingly, Jack also played really well. His putting is amazing! Jack & Tiger like each other.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 3, 2019
Woods, who is playing this week at the PGA Tour’s Genesis Open, was asked about playing with Trump during his pre-tournament press conference.
“I’ve had a bit of an opportunity to play with a couple presidents in a few weeks and enjoyed both days,” Woods said, according to GolfChannel.com. “To be able to play with Jack and to watch some of the putts that Jack made, it was pretty cool,” Woods said. “It was a great day to be able to play with our president and play with one of my idols that helped inspire me to play the game.
“President Trump has been very busy up in D.C., hasn’t played a lot of golf, hasn’t had the tan playing outside, he’s been working.”