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Tiger Woods: He and Obama won golf match

MARANA, Ariz., Feb. 19 (UPI) — U.S. golfer Tiger Woods said Tuesday he and U.S. President Barack Obama partnered to beat their opponents during a weekend round of golf in Florida.

Woods, the world’s second-ranked golfer, told reporters in Arizona before this week’s WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship that he and Obama teamed up to beat a twosome of U.S. Trade Representative Ron Kirk and Houston Astros owner Jim Crane during the Sunday outing, ABC News reported.

“He was my partner, and as I said, we won,” Woods said, adding he was impressed by the president’s skills on the course at the Floridian Yacht and Golf Club in Palm City.

“He hit the ball well, and he’s got an amazing touch,” he said. “He can certainly chip and putt.”

Woods added, “If he … spends more time playing the game of golf, I’m sure he can get to where he’s got pretty good ‘stick.'”

The 14-time major tournament winner said he eagerly accepted Obama’s invitation to play a round, “and it was an invitation that certainly you don’t turn down, especially [since] he’s an avid golfer, and so am I.”

Copyright 2013 United Press International, Inc. (UPI).

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