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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 ObamaObama chief economist responds to McConnell quoting him on Senate floor: He missed 'a critical part' Amazon reports .8B in weekend sales from independent businesses on its platform Ossoff features Obama in TV ad ahead of in Georgia run-off 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 alludes to possible 2024 run in White House remarks Trump threatens to veto defense bill over tech liability shield Tiger King's attorney believes they're close to getting pardon from Trump 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 ClintonBookExpo organizers 'retiring' event Harris selects Tina Flournoy as chief of staff: report One-termers: What Trump can learn from Carter and Bush's re-election losses MORE in 2012 to celebrate their win and in 2018 welcomed former secretary of State John KerryJohn Forbes KerryBiden's favorability rating rises while Trump's slips: Gallup Biden to nominate Neera Tanden, Cecilia Rouse to economic team: WSJ Biden's Cabinet a battleground for future GOP White House hopefuls MORE to a practice.