Ko: I would play golf with Trump
World number one Lydia Ko revealed that she would not turn down an invitation to play golf with US President Donald Trump.
The New Zealand superstar indicated that she is not an avid follower of politics, which makes the decision easier.
“It’d be an honor, I guess, to play with the president,” the 19-year-old told golf.com.
“I don’t know much about politics, so I don’t really have a huge say on it.”
Trump owns many golf courses the world over and Ko cited this impact on the golf as a positive attribute.
“It was kinda cool to see how supportive he’s been of the golf industry,” she added.
The comment is a bit left field, given that an online petition is doing the rounds where many women are hoping to force the USGA and LPGA to change the venue of the 2017 US Women’s Open, which is set to tee off a Trump-owned course.
Additionally, given the social media flack Rory McIlroy and Ernie Els received for playing golf with the controversial leader, it’s arguably a bad idea for superstar golfers to step into the limelight with Trump at the moment.
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