Obama to have golf lesson with Tiger Woods’ former coach

Font Size:

President Obama will take golf lessons from Tiger Woods’ former coach Butch Harmon during his weekend break in Florida.

Harmon and his son Claude III will be flying in to work with the president. Harmon noted to Golf Digest, which first reported the golf lesson, that he has played with three other presidents.

“I’ve played golf with Ike, Nixon, Ford and President Bush 41,” Harmon told Golf Digest. “I never played with President Clinton. I met him in the Oval Office. It’ll be interesting. I know the President is a real keen golfer. I’m looking forward to it. It should be fun.”

Obama will be sharpening his golf game while his the first lady and his daughters ski in Colorado.

“He’s a left-handed player, I’ve seen film of his swing before,” Harmon told Golf Digest. “It’ll be fun to get him down in the learning center, show him stuff in his golf game and see how he takes it to the course.”

“He’s just like all of us that play golf,” he added. “He wants to get better.”

Follow Caroline on Twitter