Commander in Cheat: How Golf Explains Trump

Commander in Cheat: How Golf Explains Trump by Rick Reilly 0316528080 9780316528085
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Reilly pokes more holes in Trumps claims than there are sand traps on all of his courses combined. It is by turns amusing and alarming.-- The New Yorker
Golf is the spine of this shocking, wildly humorous book, but humanity is its flesh and spirit. -- Chicago Sun-Times

Every one of Trumps most disgusting qualities surfaces in golf. -- The Ringer

An outrageous indictment of Donald Trumps appalling behavior when it comes to golf -- on and off the green -- and what it reveals about his character.
Donald Trump loves golf. He loves to play it, buy it, build it, and operate it. He owns 14 courses around the world and runs another five, all of which he insists are the best on the planet. He also claims hes a 3 handicap, almost never loses, and has won an astonishing 18 club championships.

How much of all that is true? Almost none of it, acclaimed sportswriter Rick Reilly reveals in this unsparing look at Trump in the world of golf.

Based on Reillys own experiences with Trump as well as interviews with over 100 golf pros, amateurs, developers, and caddies, Commander in Cheat is a startling and at times hilarious indictment of Trump and his golf game. Youll learn how Trump cheats (sometimes with the help of his caddies and Secret Service agents), lies about his scores (the Trump Bump), tells whoppers about the rank of his courses and their worth (declaring that every one of them is worth $50 million), and tramples the etiquette of the game (driving on greens doesnt help). Trump doesnt brag so much, though, about the golf contractors he stiffs, the course neighbors he intimidates, or the way his golf decisions wind up infecting his political ones.

For Trump, its always about winning. To do it, he uses the tricks he picked up from the hustlers at the public course where he learned the game as a college kid, and then polished as one of the most bombastic businessmen of our time. As Reilly writes, Golf is like bicycle shorts. It reveals a lot about a man. Commander in Cheat paints a side-splitting portrait of a congenital cheater (Esquire), revealing all kinds of unsightly truths Trump has been hiding.

Author: Rick Reilly

Language: English

Binding: Hardcover

Pages: 256

Publisher: Hachette Books

Publication Date: 2019-04-02

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