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President Obama says that Derek Jeter hustled him in a golf game

Did Barack Obama get hustled in golf by Derek Jeter?

Way back in November, Derek Jeter, Las Vegas Sun owner Brian Greenspun and a certain former senator from Illinois played a few rounds of golf:

Reportedly, the president's golf game is pretty strong -- his handicap is around 17. So, he was confident when, as he told guests at a fundraiser, he saw Jeter falling apart on the practice range:

"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."

Derek Jeter: 14-time All Star, five-time World Series champ, one-time winner of the Heart and Golf Hustle Award (as awarded right now, by us). 


h/t: Complex Sports

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