Barack Obama Golfs with Tiger Woods, Media Banned from Event

President teams with golfer for private event over extended holiday weekend

By on February 18th, 2013 14:21 GMT

On Friday, President Barack Obama slipped off the radar for what the Washington Post describes as a guys’ weekend in Florida. It also included a golf tournament with the biggest name in golf right now, Tiger Woods.

The Post notes that the White House refused to offer details on the event, save to release the names of those who took part in it.

The press wasn’t granted access to the event, it also says.

Unsurprisingly, Fox News is blowing a fuse, crying foul and saying that this is a clear case of the lack of transparency in politics, since the media shouldn’t have been “banned” from the event.

“President Obama played golf Sunday with Tiger Woods during the president’s long holiday weekend in Florida, amid concerns from the media about a lack of access before, during and after the newsworthy outing,” Fox News reports.

“The foursome at the Floridian National Golf Club, in Palm City, Fla., included U.S. trade representative Ron Kirk and Jim Crane, a Democratic donor who owns the club and the Houston Astros baseball team,” adds the same media outlet.

“The White House has prohibited media coverage of Obama's weekend golf outing,” it further says.

Many voters also believe the press should have been granted access to the event.

On a more personal note, Tiger Woods is now believed to be finally ready to move on after his marriage to Elin Nordegren imploded as sordid details of his personal life and cheating ways came out to light.

He and skier Lindsey Vonn are reportedly dating and, as we also noted on a previous occasion, getting closer and spending more time together with each week.

Unnamed sources are telling the tabs that Lindsey is not “freaked out” by Tiger’s past, while he, on the other hand, feels like he’s finally found someone to talk to.

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