Trump's golf cheating is apparently getting worse (UPDATE)

I don’t know much about golf. I do know Kim Jong Il got five holes in one — and shot a 38-under-par 34 — the first time he ever hit the links.

Why do I get the feeling that the longer he’s our Dear Leader (not much longer, please), Trump will start to approach those rarefied heights?

Because he recently shot a 68 (allegedly) and now has a 1.8 handicap. Which is very good — assuming it’s legit. Which — ha ha ha — of course it isn’t. 

You might as well tell me Trump’s skin looks like deep-fried clown vomit because he has good genes, or that he graduated first in his class from one of the most prestigious business schools in the world, despite not knowing how tariffs work. 

And, hey, some people who know a bit more about golf than I do are calling bullshit on this latest claim:

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Yes, that’s Rick Reilly, the 11-time National Sportswriter of the Year who recently wrote an entire book about Trump’s golf cheating. The gist? If you’re anywhere near Trump on a golf course, protect your balls.

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Sure, Jan.

So we’re really supposed to believe Trump is a better golfer than Jack Nicklaus? I’m certain he expects us to believe that, but I’m skeptical. Not sure why. Maybe because he looks like a roadside zoo bear in a polo shirt. I know golf isn’t the most physically demanding sport in the world, but you have to be able to raise your arms above your midriff.

Throw this on the hulking pile of outlandish claims that are somehow even weirder than a flummoxed circus peanut ascending to the highest office in the land.

And then enjoy the rest of your day. If you can.

UPDATE: The Daily Mail is reporting that Trump’s fantastic golf score was posted “erroneously” and may have been the work of hackers:

In statement Saturday, the USGA told DailyMail.com: 'We have become aware of report in the media questioning recent scores posted on President Trump’s GHIN account.

'As we dug into the data it appears someone has erroneously posted a number of scores on behalf of the GHIN user (Trump). We are taking corrective action to remove the scores and partnering with our allied golf associations and their member clubs to determine the origin of the issue.'

All of this brings up another issue, of course: If hackers are responsible, how did they get into Trump’s GHIN profile? Did they hack into his unsecured cellphone or something? 

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