Chris Cillizza did all of that loafer licking for nothing. Apparently the golf scores he devoted an entire column to were not accurate.
President Trump is at the center of another hacking incident, but this one doesn’t involve Wikileaks.
Four scores were posted to Trump’s USGA-administered GHIN handicap system on Friday, a day on which the president returned from New York to Washington and did not actually play golf.
The scores posted were suspiciously unflattering to the famously vainglorious First Golfer: 101, 100, 108, 102. While the GHIN (Golf Handicap and Information Network) system does not publicly identify the venue where a round was played, Golfweek exclusively confirmed that the courses used in the fake scores were Trump National New York (100 and 101), Trump International in West Palm Beach (108), and the Cochise Course at Desert Mountain in Scottsdale, Arizona.
The scores were posted in the same manner that any other golfer or club in America can post, suggesting that a jokester has obtained access to Trump’s GHIN information.
I mean, how hard would it be to guess his password is BigWoodie?
Trump maintains an index of 2.8, a handicap that is widely regarded as excessively flattering. The scores posted on his GHIN account have been the subject of scrutiny recently. A mysterious round of 68 was posted Wednesday and then subsequently deleted, as well. Only one score has been posted since he was elected—96, last October—and the veracity of that too has been called into question.
Expect the DOJ to launch a full investigation until they trace the hack to Russia.