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 ObamaBarack Hussein ObamaTo Build Back Better, improving Black women's health is a must Rahm Emanuel has earned M since leaving Chicago's city hall: report 60 years after the Peace Corps, service still brings Americans together MORE's golf skills after the two played a round Friday.

"Just played a round of golf with [Barack Obama] 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 TrumpUkraine's president compares UN to 'a retired superhero' Collins to endorse LePage in Maine governor comeback bid Heller won't say if Biden won election 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 ClintonVirginia governor's race enters new phase as early voting begins Business coalition aims to provide jobs to Afghan refugees Biden nominates ex-State Department official as Export-Import Bank leader MORE in 2012 to celebrate their win and in 2018 welcomed former secretary of State John KerryJohn KerryOvernight Energy & Environment — Presented by the League of Conservation Voters — Senate Finance chair backs budget action on fossil fuel subsidies Kerry: 'We can't get where we need to go' in climate fight if China isn't joining in A new UN climate architecture is emerging focused on need for speed MORE to a practice.