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George W. Bush: My Golf Game Is ‘Mediocre’

Former President George W. Bush isn’t concerned about politics these days. Instead, he works hard to improve his “mediocre” golf game.

Bush was asked how he would describe his golf game on Wednesday.

“I’d say mediocre,” he said on the Golf Channel’s “Morning Drive.” “It’s never as good as I want it to be.”

“[I like] hitting a pure shot,” Bush told host Rich Lerner. “Every putt in. [It irritates me] not hitting the perfect shot every time.”

He suggested that he was better at watching golf than playing it.

“When I’m not painting I love watching golf,” he said at Las Colinas Country Club in Irving, Texas.

I think I had a 75 at El Dorado,” he said of the course in El Dorado, Arkansas.

“I also shot a 77 at Augusta one time,” he added, referring to Augusta National Golf Club in Georgia where the Masters is held.

Bush noted that his father, Bush Sr. was incapable of playing golf anymore.

“He can’t play golf anymore,” George W. Bush said of his 91-year-old father. “[But] he is in high spirits.”

The Hill reports:

Bush’s remarks came before he played in the 5th Annual Warrior Open Wednesday afternoon.

The yearly event draws attention to wounded military veterans and the struggles they face readjusting to civilian life.

“These are wonderful men,” Bush said of the military personnel competing against him.

“We are a blessed nation to have people who have worn the uniform. The veterans are a huge asset for the United States and our future.”

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