Kentucky basketball coach praises Obama after golf round: 'He is a really serious golfer'

Kentucky basketball coach praises Obama after golf round: 'He is a really serious golfer'
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University of Kentucky head basketball coach John Calipari praised former President Obama's golf skills after the two played a round Friday.

"Just played a round of golf with [Barack ObamaBarack Hussein ObamaThe 'Palmetto Promise': South Carolina will decide the race Obama remembers Kobe Bryant in speech to NBA All-Stars: 'Nothing is more heartbreaking' Warren highlights work with Obama, Harry Reid in new Nevada ad MORE] and got to spend 4 hours chatting in the cart," Calipari wrote on Twitter. "It was the greatest round of golf that you could ever play and all I can say is that he is a really serious golfer! He played well!"

 

It is not the first time the two have crossed paths. In 2012, Calipari and the NCAA Championship team visited the Obama White House to celebrate their title win. Calipari and Obama have bonded over living in Chicago. 

Calipari has had frequent run-ins with politicians on both sides of the aisle. 

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Earlier this year he praised Kelly Knight Craft after being appointed as President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump administration eyes proposal to block jet engine sales to China: report Trump takes track to open Daytona 500 Brazile 'extremely dismayed' by Bloomberg record MORE's U.S. ambassador to the United Nations. Craft was a former Board of Trustees member at the University of Kentucky and an athletics booster. 

He also posed with former President Bill ClintonWilliam (Bill) Jefferson ClintonDemocrats' choice: Unite or go down to defeat Biden says he has to do 'really well' in South Carolina Klobuchar says English should not be US national language, reversing from prior vote MORE in 2012 to celebrate their win and in 2018 welcomed former secretary of State John KerryJohn Forbes KerryNew Hampshire primary turnout is a boost to Democrats New Hampshire only exacerbates Democratic Party agita If Trump renegotiates Iran's nuclear deal, should it be a treaty this time? MORE to a practice.