BEDMINSTER, N.J. – Cristie Kerr stood off the 15th green after an all-world par save and started doing jumping jacks to get the attention of President Donald Trump. She waved and danced but to no avail. Trump had his back turned in his special viewing box at Trump National Golf Club. But he was front and center to give Kerr two thumbs up as she made her way to scoring and invited her up. After Kerr wrapped up her media obligations, she got a pat-down from security officers before entering the suite with her husband and caddie.
When asked what they might talk about up there, Kerr quipped: “I’m not going to talk politics, I can tell you that.”
Kerr, the lone American in the top 10, sits five shots back of leader Shanshan Feng, who had her own amusing run-in with the Chinese president after earning Olympic bronze in Rio de Janeiro. Medalists from all sports were lined up to shake hands with President Xi Jinping in China at a special celebration. When Xi got to Feng, she was so overwhelmed by his “charm” that she blurted out “President, you’re so handsome!”
“He was shocked,” she said. “He actually stepped back and then shake my hand again. So the others got…