The United States Golf Association has released a statement on President Trump’s golf scores after his scoring profile appeared to get hacked earlier this month.
President Trump, an avid golfer, appeared to have his USGA account hacked with someone entering poor scores to increase his GHIN handicap number.
Reports showed that Trump had scores of 101, 100, 108, and 102 entered into his account.
Trump previously appeared to shoot a 68 earlier this year, so those scores are incredibly high and likely inaccurate. It’s unclear how accurate the 68 is, though.
USGA has released a statement, saying the scores are being investigated.
“We have become aware of reports in the media questioning recent scores posted on President Trump’s GHIN account. As we dug into the data it appears someone has erroneously posted a number of scores on behalf of the GHIN user,” the statement said.
“We are taking corrective action to remove the scores and partnering with our allied golf associations and their member clubs to determine the origin of the issue,” it continued.
GolfWeek had more details on the scores, seeming to prove that they are inaccurate:
Four scores were posted to Trump’s USGA-administered GHIN handicap system on Friday, a day on which the president returned from New York to Washington and did not actually play golf.
The scores posted were suspiciously unflattering to the famously vainglorious First Golfer: 101, 100, 108, 102. While the GHIN (Golf Handicap and Information Network) system does not publicly identify the venue where a round was played, Golfweek exclusively confirmed that the courses used in the fake scores were Trump National New York (100 and 101), Trump International in West Palm Beach (108), and the Cochise Course at Desert Mountain in Scottsdale, Arizona.
Trump maintains a handicap of 2.8, an extremely good number.