Golf

Trump's golf scores hacked to make him look like a worse-off player

Trump golfing in the brush
President Trump plays a round of golf at Trump Turnberry Luxury Collection Resort. Photo: Leon Neal/Getty Images

Four fake scores were posted to President Trump's U.S. Golf Association account, an act that has since been concluded as a hack into Trump’s GHIN profile, Golfweek confirmed.

The big picture: Trump’s page posted scores well above his scores of 70s and 80s — 101, 100, 108 and 102. Despite the hack, stories have previously circulated that President Trump is not the most honest golfer — claims he denies — according to retired sports writer Rick Reilly in his book, "Commander in Cheat: How Golf Explains Trump."

Trump's flagship Doral resort has seen its net operating income plunge

In this image, Trump stands in a white polo shirt and khakis and leans on a white balcony.
Trump watches the World Golf Championships-Cadillac Championship at the Doral resort on March 10, 2013. Photo: Scott Halleran/Getty Images

The net operating income for Trump National Doral Miami resort, the flagship property and biggest moneymaker for President Trump's family business, has fallen by 69% over the past two years, according to a Washington Post analysis of its records.

Why it matters: A note from a tax consultant employed by The Trump Organization to a Miami official stated that the property faces "some negative connotation that is associated with the brand," which the Post notes is the first time that someone employed by Trump has acknowledged that the president's name could affect business.