9780316528085 (hardcover) 0316528080 (hardcover) 9780316527842 (ebook)
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 he's 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, sportswriter Rick Reilly reveals. Based on Reilly's own experiences with Trump, as well as interviews with over 100 golf pros, amateurs, developers, and caddies, Commander in Cheat is an indictment of Trump and his golf game. You'll 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 doesn't help). Trump doesn't 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, it's 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."
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The big lie You ain't no ballerina The kid with the big shekels Pele Buy, lie, and cry The great muckle gype Tacky is as tacky does Your day in Trumpland Mo Trump mo problems One good punch Trump v. Obama Professional pest Ewwwww Who's your caddies? Little ball, big ball The stain.