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Donald Trump hits the links with Lindsey Graham and rising LPGA star Jaye Marie Green


Donald Trump has been spotting golfing with his once-again close ally Senator Lindsey Graham, with rising LPGA star Jaye Marie Green joining the outing.

The trio were spotted on Saturday on the links at Trump International Palm Beach in Florida, where highs reached the upper 70s and the skies were partly cloudy.

Trump paced the manicured fairways in a monogramed white polo shirt and oversized red MAGA hat, and was seen in close conference with Graham on one of the greens.

It is believed to be the first time Trump met with Graham since late last month, when the Republican from South Carolina made a pilgrimage to Mar-a-Lago to beseech the former president for support in several key GOP senate races in the 2022 midterms.

Donald Trump has been spotting golfing with his once-again close ally Senator Lindsey Graham, and rising LPGA star Jaye Marie Green joining the outing on Saturday in West Palm Beach

Green and Trump

Trump, unknown man, and Graham

Trump hit the links with Green (left) and Graham (right) at Trump International Palm Beach in Florida

Green is a rising LPGA star who is battling back from serious injury in a bicycle crash last year

Green is a rising LPGA star who is battling back from serious injury in a bicycle crash last year

Graham had harsh words for Trump following the January 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol, repudiating the former president’s claims of election fraud.

But, just as after their harsh battle in the 2016 primaries, Graham has apparently wiggled back into Trump’s good graces, in part by staunchly opposing his conviction in a second Senate impeachment trial.

Graham has previously credited golf with helping foster his close alliance with Trump. 

Their relationship blossomed in earnest in October 2017, when Graham made an improbable claim on Twitter that Trump had shot a 73 on the par-72 Championship course at Trump National Golf Club Washington.

‘Not one mulligan. Not one,’ Graham said at the time of Trump’s game when pressed on his dubious claim by Golf.com, before gushing ‘He hit the ball on the screws almost every time.’ Trump and the savvy South Carolinian were soon fast friends.

After his Mar-a-Lago mission last month, Graham recently admitted to Axios that Trump has a ‘dark side’ but said he tries to ‘harness the magic’. 

Graham (right in blue) had harsh words for Trump following the January 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol

But Graham patched things up in a pilgrimage to Mar-a-Lago last month that he said was an attempt to heal the fractured GOP

Graham (left and right in blue) had harsh words for Trump following the January 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol, but patched things up in a pilgrimage to Mar-a-Lago last month that he said was an attempt to heal the fractured GOP

Graham has previously credited golf with helping foster his close alliance with Trump after the bitter 2016 primaries

Graham has previously credited golf with helping foster his close alliance with Trump after the bitter 2016 primaries

Graham, seen with Trump in 2019, recently admitted that Trump has a 'dark side' but said he tries to 'harness the magic'

Graham, seen with Trump in 2019, recently admitted that Trump has a ‘dark side’ but said he tries to ‘harness the magic’

‘What I’m tryin’ to do is just harness the magic,’ Graham told the outlet, calling Trump ‘sort of a cross between Jesse Helms, Ronald Reagan and P.T. Barnum.’

‘He could make the Republican Party something that nobody else I know can make it. He can make it bigger. He can make it stronger. He can make it more diverse. And he also could destroy it,’ Graham said.

Meanwhile, pro golfer Green, 27, has not been spotted golfing with Trump previously, but the rising LPGA star’s home course is Trump Jupiter, and she had done promotional work with Trump’s West Palm Beach club.

Green, who has yet to win on the LPGA Tour, last year suffered a serious setback when she was badly injured in a bike crash during the early days of the pandemic.

The young pro suffered a concussion with lingering memory issues, and fractured her elbow, sidelining her from golf for 10 worrying weeks in which she couldn’t straighten her right elbow past a 90-degree angle. 

Green, seen in 2018, is a young LPGA star who has yet to record her first win on the tour, but has numerous top-10 finishes

Green, seen in 2018, is a young LPGA star who has yet to record her first win on the tour, but has numerous top-10 finishes

Green, 27, has not been previously spotted golfing with Trump, but the rising LPGA star's home course is Trump Jupiter, and she had done promotional work with Trump's West Palm Beach club

Green, 27, has not been previously spotted golfing with Trump, but the rising LPGA star’s home course is Trump Jupiter, and she had done promotional work with Trump’s West Palm Beach club

Green, who has yet to win on the LPGA Tour, last year suffered a serious setback when she was badly injured in a bike crash during the early days of the pandemic

Green, who has yet to win on the LPGA Tour, last year suffered a serious setback when she was badly injured in a bike crash during the early days of the pandemic

Trump has spend most of his post-presidency in golfing seclusion, but did appear at CPAC to deliver a keynote speech

Trump on Saturday

Trump has spend most of his post-presidency in golfing seclusion, but did appear at CPAC to deliver a keynote speech 

Green missed the first four events back last year after the LPGA’s summer restart, but returned with her best-ever start with a 2-under 68 at the Pelican Women’s Championship. 

During her recovery from injury, she got involved with a church in Palm Beach, and credits her faith with helping her gain perspective on life and on golf.

‘All I had on my brain was win, win, win,’ Green reflected to GolfWeek. ‘And I couldn’t even function, because … I’m not anywhere near the lead. This is terrible. What am I even doing?’ 

Earlier this month, Green tied for eighth shooting four under par at the LPGA Drive On Championship presented by Volvik at Golden Ocala. 

Last month, Graham visited Trump at Mar-a-Lago in what he described as an attempt to heal the fractured Republican Part.

Graham told The Hill that the two had ‘just talked about the 2022 cycle.’

‘He’s very involved in helping the team win,’ Graham added, noting that Trump ‘made a bunch of phone calls’ and is ‘trying to get the best team on the field.’ 



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