John Calipari has been spending his working days on the recruiting trail and preparing for his 11th season with Kentucky. But while enjoying some time on the golf course today, he had a very special guest with him.
Taking to Twitter on Friday, Calipari revealed that he played a round of golf with former President Barack Obama. Over the course of four hours, the two spent plenty of time talking in the cart together.
Calipari called the experience “the greatest round of golf that you could ever play” and complimented the former President on his performance.
He had no comment on his own performance on the course though.
Just played a round of golf with @BarackObama and got to spend 4 hours chatting in the cart.
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! pic.twitter.com/0vnCj6pCGc
— John Calipari (@UKCoachCalipari) August 23, 2019
It’s not John Calipari’s first meeting with the 44th President of course. Calipari, Anthony Davis, Darius Miller and the rest of the 2012 NCAA Championship team got to visit him at the White House following their title win.
President Obama was especially fond of Davis, who grew up in Chicago. He made sure to call Calipari and Davis after their win over Kansas in 2012.
He didn’t pick Kentucky to win the NCAA Tournament in his bracket that year though. That pick ultimately went to UNC, who were knocked out by Kansas in the Elite Eight.
Do you think that came up at all while they were talking?