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Sport LPGA's Suzann Pettersen denies comments that Donald Trump 'cheats like hell' at golf

20:12  30 january  2018
20:12  30 january  2018 Source:   usatoday.com

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LPGA star Suzann Pettersen on Tuesday denied that she told a Norwegian newspaper that President Donald Trump " cheats like hell " on the golf In a story published Saturday, Suzann Pettersen told Norwegian newspaper Verdens Gang that she has known the president for more than 10 years and

LPGA Tour star Suzann Pettersen Tuesday denied telling a Norwegian newspaper that President Donald Trump “ cheats like hell ” on the golf course. — Suzann Pettersen (@suzannpettersen) January 30, 2018. On Tuesday morning, as the quotes began to spread across major American news

Suzann Pettersen wearing a hat: Suzann Pettersen of Norway tees off the 17th hole during the second round of the LPGA Classic at Whistle Bear Golf Club in Cambridge, Ont., on Friday, June 9, 2017. (Mark Blinch/The Canadian Press via AP)© The Associated Press Suzann Pettersen of Norway tees off the 17th hole during the second round of the LPGA Classic at Whistle Bear Golf Club in Cambridge, Ont., on Friday, June 9, 2017. (Mark Blinch/The Canadian Press via AP)

A professional golfer on the LPGA Tour denies telling a Norwegian newspaper that President Donald Trump "cheats like hell" on the golf course.

In a story published Saturday, Suzann Pettersen told Norwegian newspaper Verdens Gang that she has known the president for more than 10 years and has played multiple rounds of golf with him. She was quoted by the newspaper as saying that Trump loves skipping short-range putts with the assumption that he would have made them, colloquially known as "gimmes," and his wayward drives often appear in the middle of the fairway.

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Donald Trump ' s golfing excursions are well-documented, but his game isn't so well-covered. On Jan. 27, a Norwegian newspaper gave people some insight into what playing with Trump was like , with LPGA golfer and friend of Trump ' s Suzann Pettersen reportedly saying that Trump " cheats like hell ."

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"He cheats like hell," Verdens Gang quoted the LPGA star. "I don’t quite know how he is in business. They say that if you cheat at golf, you cheat at business. I’m pretty sure he pays his caddie well, since no matter how far into the woods he hits the ball, it’s in the middle of the fairway when we get there."

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On Tuesday morning, as the quotes began to spread across major American news outlets, Pettersen took to Twitter and referred to the assertion that she called Trump a cheater as "fake news."

"Sometimes you do interviews and media will twist whatever word/ saying to make a headline! It’s shocking to see," Pettersen wrote on Twitter. "This is what I would call #fakenews Why would I call someone a cheat.... never!"

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“He cheats like hell so I don ’t quite know how he is in business. They say that if you cheat at golf , you cheat at business. I’m pretty sure he pays his caddie well, since no matter how far into the woods he hits the Suzann Pettersen with Donald Trump in 2007. Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images.

Suzann Pettersen is a 15-time LPGA Tour champ -- she' s a legend -- and she' s been golfing with Trump for years. So, when she sat down with the Norwegian newspaper, Verdens Gang, they wanted to know what Trump was like in real life. "I’ve got to know Trump so well that I don ’t take everything

Pettersen, who has won two LPGA major championships and been ranked as high as No. 2 in the world, also told the newspaper that she and Trump spoke on the phone about once a month before he became president. She described him as "totally golf-crazed" and said "golf is the only thing the man thinks about."

While she has seen Trump twice since he's become president and still considers him a friend, Pettersen said she does not agree with his policies, according to Verdens Gang.

"I’m not a supporter of what he says or stands for," Pettersen told the newspaper. "I thought it was very strange during the presidential campaign that he wasn’t smarter about how he communicated. He could have won more easily but made some blunders with his statements. That’s because he is so stubborn. He has not changed five millimeters since becoming president."

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LPGA star Suzann Pettersen recently revealed her takeaways from playing golf with President Donald Trump . “He cheats like hell ,” the Norwegian-born Pettersen has known Trump for a decade and likes him, the report states. The 15-time LPGA winner even likes playing golf with him, which she

LPGA legend Suzann Pettersen is fond of the sitting U. S . president. But she’ s not so sure about his handicap. In an interview with Norwegian “He cheats like hell ,” the 15-time LPGA Tour winner said. “So I don ’t quite know how he is in business. They say that if you cheat at golf , you cheat at business.”

Trump, who is scheduled to give his State of the Union address Tuesday night, has long been an avid golfer and played regularly during his first year as president. He's teed off with numerous athletes and professional golfers, including Tiger Woods in November.

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