LPGA Tour golfer Suzann Pettersen reveals in a new interview that Donald Trump “cheats like hell” when the two friends golf together, and embellishes his scores on the course.
“He cheats like hell … so I don’t quite know how he is in business. They say that if you cheat at golf, you cheat at business,” she told Norwegian newspaper Verdens Gang.
“I’m pretty sure he pays his caddie well, since no matter how far into the woods he hits the ball, it’s in the middle of the fairway when we get there,” Pettersen said.
“What’s strange is that every time I talk to him he says he just golfed a 69, or that he set a new course record,” Pettersen said. “I just laugh. I’m someone who likes being teased and I like teasing others, and Trump takes it well.”
She doesn’t support Trump’s policies, and criticized him for his rhetoric on the campaign trail and since taking office.
But, Pettersen said she appreciates Trump’s support for women’s golf, and respects him as a businessman.
Trump’s golf club in Bedminster, N.J., hosted the U.S. Women’s Open last year.