U.S. president attends women's golf tournament for third day

Claudine Rigal
Juillet 17, 2017

The paltry $5 million purse for the women's U.S. Open-$900,000 of which goes to winner-is mere "table scraps" compared to the $12 million purse the guys played for last month at the Men's U.S. Open at Erin Hills.

Trump has gone through one of the rockiest stretches of his presidency since the disclosure of a meeting in June 2016 between his son and a Kremlin-linked lawyer.

The U.S. Women's Open was hosted at the Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, New Jersey on Saturday - a venue where President Trump and his family have recently been weekending.

Reports, however, suggest otherwise.

Earlier in the afternoon, a group from South Orange and Maplewood known as SOMA Action was seen walking around the course in T-shirts that spelled out "RESIST!" on the front and "This is not normal" on the back. However, after seeing they might cause a distraction for the golfers, the protesters rerouted to a concession stand up the road.

He will handle White House media responses stemming from ongoing investigations into Moscow's suspected meddling in the 2016 election and possible Trump campaign collusion, multiple United States media reports said.

A double-bogey on the par-four 11th hole was the low point of a patchy round which also featured three bogeys and two birdies at the long Trump National Bedminster course. They even criticized reporters for giving them any coverage.

A security officer, who appeared bothered by the protest, walked in front of the women to make it hard for them to shoot any videos or take pictures of the demonstration. There was a peaceful protest after he arrived at his box near the 15th green shortly after 3pm.

The protesters left on their own accord.

Lydia Ko finished well off the pace in a share for 33rd as South Korea's Sung Hyun Park won the US Women's Open for her first LPGA Tour victory.

Donald Trump Jr. has acknowledged he met in NY with Russian lawyer Natalia Veselnitskaya after he was told she might have damaging information about his father's rival, Democrat Hillary Clinton.

What is pertinent to note is how Trump is now measuring his success on a protester, supporter ratio.

According to a new ABC News/Washington Post poll, just 36 percent of Americans approved of Trump's job performance.

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