On Sunday, at roughly the halfway point of a skins game match involving four of the PGA Tour's top golfers - Rory McIlroy, Dustin Johnson, Rickie Fowler and Matthew Wolff - Trump praised NBC for carrying the event, then called for a more robust resumption of activities in all sports. It made them seem somewhat like the rest of those who might have played with this weekend at the serene warm New York Metro -region climate... minus the joint $155 million in career PGA Tour earnings the four've won.
"The athletes will be tested very carefully and the people that want to can be tested very carefully", he said during a phone interview with NBC's Mike Tirico.
Of course, Trump has no shame and after ducking the McIIroy query on Sunday night, he went on to promise golf fans they would be allowed back on the PGA Tour "sooner than you think" and vowed to rebuild "the greatest economy in the world".
Trump later added: "We want to get back to normal where you have the big crowds where they're practically standing on top of each other, not where they're anxious".
We're delving deep into the Open Championship archives to relive how some of golf's greatest names got to lift the Claret Jug, with Official Films and documentaries throughout Saturday. And they've been doing really well. "Even Trump, who came on the line and seems to have a genuine love of golf, nearly went down the line of talking golf before remembering that he had been put up for this so he could put his message out". I would say most of the golfers who play with him are absolute "lickspittles" who are think his politics are unbelievable.
The Co Down golfer is now based in the United States, but players travelling from outside the country will quarantine for 14 days before being able to compete.
McIlroy said that he has been playing a bit of golf with Shane Lowry in Florida as the lockdown has been lifted
McIlroy received an invitation to play with Trump and two others at Trump International Golf Club in Palm Beach, Florida.
The same policies will be in place next Sunday at nearby Medalist for a charity match of Tiger Woods, who won last year's Masters, and retired National Football League star Peyton Manning against Phil Mickelson and six-time National Football League champion Tom Brady.
"So when you have those 10s of hundreds of individuals going to majors, and also going to routine golf events, we desire them to have that risk-free experience".
Fowler and Wolff have nominated the CDC Foundation while the American Nurses Foundation have been nominated by Johnson and McIlroy who is relishing the opportunity to play again while raising money for worthwhile causes. The president didn't bite on McIlroy's recent comments. "A lot of them like my politics very much and some don't, I guess", he said.
"I'm excited to get back to play, " Fowler said.
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