Obama to play golf with Tiger Woods’ former coach

Tiger Woods’ former swing coach says he’ll play and practice

with President Barack Obama on Saturday.

Obama is at the Floridian resort in Palm City, Fla., for a

weekend of golf with friends.

Woods’ coach, Butch Harmon, tells The Associated Press in a text

message that he’ll be with Obama on Saturday afternoon, playing

nine holes and practicing.

Harmon was Woods’ swing coach when Woods turned pro and reached

what many believe to be the peak of his game in the early


Harmon was Greg Norman’s coach when he was No. 1 in the world in

the 1990s.

Harmon has instructed a number of top golfers and he annually

ranks No. 1 on magazine lists of golf’s best teachers.

AP Golf Writer Doug Ferguson contributed to this report.