President Obama recently attended an event held by Las Vegas Sun owner Brian Greenspun, and, while he was there, he dropped an interesting anecdote about the last time he and Greenspun hung out, where a certain former Yankee played golf with the pair.
“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 two 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.”
How many people have the guts to try and hustle the President of the United States out of money? Props to Jeter for getting away with that one.
Still, I have to feel like Obama should have known better. I mean, 30 strokes? Jeter was a pro athlete, after all, and Obama isn’t exactly the world’s greatest golfer, either. Just ask Michael Jordan. Although, Obama isn’t afraid to talk to trash to MVPs on the course.