(BLOOMBERG) — President Barack Obama spent last year’s Presidents Day weekend at the White House. This year, he lined up a trip with friends to an exclusive Florida golf course owned by a campaign supporter.
Obama golfed today with course owner Jim Crane, U.S. Trade Representative Ron Kirk, Chicago friend Eric Whitaker and businessmen Anthony Chase and Milton Carroll, according to White House spokesman Josh Earnest. Obama also played “a few holes” with Tiger Woods’ former coach Butch Harmon, who designed the club’s instructional facility, Earnest said.
Obama flew on Air Force One yesterday from an official event to promote his economic proposals in his adopted hometown of Chicago to West Palm Beach, Florida, for the weekend getaway at the Floridian in Palm City while his wife and daughters are on a ski vacation.