Donald Trump issues lengthy statement confirming '100% true' hole-in-one – but insists he 'doesn't like people who brag'

Republic Senate nominee Tim Swain tweeted a photo of the US President with the caption: “Trump just made a hole in one!”

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Donald Trump has confirmed he hit a hole-in-one he during a round of golf last weekend.

Mr Trump spoke out on the shot after Republic Senate nominee Tim Swain tweeted a photo on Saturday showing the former US President, with a ball in hand, accompanied with the caption: “Trump just made a hole in one!”

People questioned the validity of Mr Swain’s tweet, describing it as “fake news”.

But Mr Trump has now declared that the image is in-fact real, before describing the shot he hit at his own club in West Palm Beach, Florida.

Donald Trump posing after hitting a hole-in-one
Donald Trump posing after hitting a hole-in-one
Mr Trump confirmed the shot in a bizarre statement
Mr Trump confirmed the shot in a bizarre statement

In a lengthy statement, he said: “While playing with the legendary golfer, Ernie Els, winner of four majors and approximately 72 other tournaments throughout the world, Gene Sauers, winner of the Senior US Open, Ken Duke, and Mike Goodes, both excellent tour players, I made a hole-in-one.

“I hit a 5-iron, which sailed magnificently into a rather strong wind, with approximately five feet of cut, whereupon it bounced twice and then went clank, into the hole.

“These great tour players noticed it before I did because their eyes are slightly better, but on that one hole only, their swings weren’t.

“Anyway, there’s a lot of chatter about it, quite exciting, and people everywhere seem to be asking for the facts."

He added: “Playing with that group of wonderful, talented players was a lot of fun. The match was Ernie and me (with no strokes) against Gene, Mike, and Ken.

“I won’t tell you who won because I am a very modest individual, and you will then say I was bragging and I don’t like people who brag!”