USGA investigates after golf scores ‘erroneously’ recorded for Trump

The U.S. Golf Association (USGA) says it is looking into unflattering golf scores that were “erroneously” recorded for President Trump this week.

Scores of 101, 100, 108 and 102 were posted Friday under the president’s name on his USGA-run handicap system even though the president did not play golf that day, Golfweek reported.

The USGA told The Hill on Saturday that someone “erroneously” posted scores on behalf of Trump.{mosads}

“We have become aware of reports in the media questioning recent scores posted on President Trump’s GHIN account. As we dug into the data it appears someone has erroneously posted a number of scores on behalf of the GHIN user,” the statement said, referring to the Golf Handicap and Information Network.

“We are taking corrective action to remove the scores and partnering with our allied golf associations and their member clubs to determine the origin of the issue,” the statement continued.

USGA spokeswoman Janeen Driscoll told The Hill in a statement that the association removed five scores that were “clearly out of character” for the president. One such score was a more flattering 68, which the USGA traced to a mobile posting on its app that used the president’s name and account. 

According to Golfweek, Trump has an index of 2.8, which the magazine described as “excessively flattering.” The 68 score was posted Wednesday and then deleted, according to the magazine.

Trump has visited his golf properties more than 180 times since he became president, according to a tally from NBC News.

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