Biden and Trump argue about the golf handicap

If there is a sport that could come up during the electoral debate that Joe Biden and Donald Trump had last night, that is golf

by Andrea Gussoni
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Biden and Trump argue about the golf handicap
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If there is a sport that could come up during the electoral debate that Joe Biden and Donald Trump had last night, that is golf. It is well known that both contenders for the presidency of the United States are practitioners and Trump also owns an important empire related to this sport.

The former president and the current president discussed numerous relevant topics, but when it came to talking about the physical condition they are in, golf came in.

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The fact is that during the debate Trump, 78, and Biden, 81, were asked about their age and his condition.

The former president insisted that he had easily passed multiple cognitive tests and was "in very good shape." Then, he boasted that this year he had won two "non-senior" club golf championships. "To do that, you have to be pretty smart and you have to be able to hit the ball very far," Trump said.

The New Yorker then attacked Biden: "he can't hit a ball 50 yards (45 meters)." The current tenant of the White House counterattacked: "When I was vice president, I lowered my handicap to six," said the president. In addition, he challenged his rival to a match, but only if Trump carried his own sticks: "Do you think you can do it?" Biden said.

The matter was still not settled, as Trump called it "the biggest lie of all" that Biden's handicap was 6. Donald added: "I've seen your swing. I know your swing." "Let's not act like children," Trump said later. The president replied: "You are a child." Let us remember that Donald Trump owns 18 golf complexes around the world, including the legendary Trump Turnberry - definitively removed from the British rotation since the assault on the US Capitol - and Trump International Doral, which hosts a LIV Golf tournament.

One of the "non-senior" tournaments that Trump boasted about was the one at the Trump International West Palm Beach (Florida) club, which he won - he shared the victory - thanks to the fact that he tied the match with his last putt of he. In this same event, but in 2023, Trump accredited a handicap of 2.8 for his participation.

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