Twitter reacts to Els golfing with Trump

Cape Town - Newly-elected USA President Donald Trump played a round of golf alongside Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and South Africa's Ernie Els at the Trump National Golf Club last weekend.

READ: Ernie Els joins Donald Trump for a round of golf

Els, who owns a home near Trump National Golf Club in Florida, has a section on his website dedicated to his "friend", describing him as "the most recognised businessman in the world, and the Trump brand is readily acknowledged as representing the gold standard around the globe."

This is the second time a star golfer has enjoyed the company of Trump on a golf course in recent months, after Tiger Woods teed off with the then-President elect in December.

Just two days after Els' round with Trump, it was confirmed that Trump asked for a teleconference with South African President, Jacob Zuma, on Monday.

However, when news broke of Saturday's golf day, South Africans weren't too pleased with the four-time major winner taking to the fairways with the controversial US President.

Els, who was forced to withdraw from last week's AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am, is expected to be in the field for this week's PGA Tour event, the Genesis Open at Riviera Country Club, starting on Thursday, February 17.

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