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Trump ‘declared himself winner of golf tournament after cheating against 10-year-old boy’

President claims he has won as many as 20 championship titles, which experts say is not true

Clark Mindock
New York
Saturday 11 May 2019 08:29 BST
Rick Reilly, author of Commander in Cheat, says Donald Trump 'cheats like a mafia accountant at golf'

The latest details in Donald Trump’s bizarre effort to cheat on the golf course have emerged, with the newest revelations showing the president of the United States once strong armed a 10-year-old boy during a fake championship round.

The latest allegation comes from Richard Reilly, who told Vox that the president once approached last year’s winner of the club championship at Trump International, and challenged him to a winner-takes-all game for the title, since the president was unable to attend the actual competition.

Ted Virtue — the true club championship winner, and a financier behind the Oscar winning movie Green Book — was playing with his 10-year-old son, and reportedly tried to laugh the challenge off.

But Mr Trump insisted, according to Mr Reilly.

“Trump is dead serious. Trump says, ‘We’re going to play these last six holes for the championship.’ And Ted’s like, ‘I’m playing with my son, but thanks anyway.’ But Trump says, ‘No, your son can play too.’ So they end up playing,” Mr Reilly told the media outlet.

During that play, the trio reportedly came across a hole with a big pond. Mr Virtue and his son both hit their balls onto the putting green, while Mr Trump hit his ball into the water.

But, Mr Trump then reportedly rushed ahead and decided that the 10-year-old’s ball was his. His caddy then backed him up.

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The story was first reported in Golf Magazine, but Mr Reilly claimed he was able to verify with at least two other club members.

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