Trump Named Winner Of His Own Club’s Golf Tournament, Though He Didn’t Compete

U.S. President Donald Trump plays a round of golf at Trump Turnberry Luxury Collection Resortduring the U.S. President's first official visit to the United Kingdom on July 15, 2018 in Turnberry, Scotland. The President of the United States and First Lady, Melania Trump on their first official visit to the UK after yesterday's meetings with the Prime Minister and the Queen is in Scotland for private weekend stay at his Turnberry.
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A plaque on Donald Trump’s locker at his company’s Trump International Golf Club in West Palm Beach, Florida lists him as the champion of a tournament in which he did not compete, Golf.com reported Monday.

What’s more, the website reported, Trump wasn’t the original “winner” of the tournament, and he’s not even the only winner currently.

Elsewhere at the club, according to the report, 58-year-old investment firm CEO Ted Virtue is named champion.

According to Golf.com’s unnamed sources “who recounted the story,” Trump ran into Virtue after Virtue won the club’s 2018 championship and remarked something along the lines of: “The only reason you won is because I couldn’t play.”

Trump proposed a nine-hole game, to which Virtue agreed. Trump, reportedly, won. He then said: “This isn’t fair — we’ll be co-champions.”

The incident recalls other suspiciously frivolous claims from the Trump Organization: Numerous Trump properties sport “Star Diamond” plaques, though that distinction is awarded by Trump associated Joey “No Socks” Cinque’s group, the American Academy of Hospitality Sciences, which has prodigiously cross-pollinated over the years with Trump’s family and employees.

Then there was that time Trump invented a Civil War battle, for which he had a plaque made for his Virginia golf club.

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