South African golfer Ernie Els has backed up former US president Donald Trump’s claim that he sunk a hole-in-one at Trump International Golf Club on Saturday.
“Many people are asking, so I’ll give it to you now, it is 100% true,” Trump said in a statement on Monday.
“It took place on the 7th hole, which was playing 181-yards into a slight wind. I hit a 5-iron, which sailed magnificently into a rather strong wind, with approximately 5 feet of cut, whereupon it bounced twice and then went clank, into the hole.”
Trump said he was playing with golfers Els, Gene Sauers, Ken Duke and Mike Goodes at the golf club in West Palm Beach, Florida.
Trump communications director Taylor Budowich posted a video on Twitter of the former president picking up the hole-in-one ball at the green.
45 picking up his hole-in-one on Saturday. pic.twitter.com/dzTdWAdkWe
— Taylor Budowich (@TayFromCA) March 28, 2022
Els also took to Twitter to confirm the ace.
Great shot on Saturday 45! Fun to watch the ball roll in for a hole-in-one.
— Ernie Els (@TheBig_Easy) March 29, 2022