President Obama plays golf in private with Tiger Woods

President Barack Obama played golf with Tiger Woods over the weekend. Once the sport's dominant player, before his career was sidetracked by scandal, Woods joined Obama at a secluded and exclusive yacht and golf club on Florida's Treasure Coast. The two have met before, but Sunday was the first time they played golf together.

US President Barack Obama seen in 2011 playing golf at Maryland
US President Barack Obama seen in 2011 playing golf at Maryland Credit: Reuters

Although the media was kept well away it's thought that Woods departed after the first 18 holes, while Obama stayed on to play another nine.

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The President is arriving at The Floridian range. Awaiting is Tiger Woods and club owner Jim Crane. Historic day in golf. Their first round.

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Not going to turn this into Tiger Tracker, but from pro shop at Floridian we received word TW holed out greenside bunker No. 1 for birdie.

Barack Obama and Tiger Woods met in January 2009, during Obama's inauguration in Washington. Four months later, in April, Woods visited the White House and Obama welcomed him into the Oval Office.

Barack Obama talks with Tiger Woods in January 2009
Barack Obama talks with Tiger Woods in January 2009 Credit: Reuters

The President is in Florida while first lady Michelle Obama and daughters Malia and Sasha are on an annual ski holiday.