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Biden golfed once in his first 100 days as president. Trump went 19 times by his 100th day.

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President Joe Biden leaves his cart after a round of golf at Wilmington Country Club in Wilmington, Delaware, on April 17, 2021.
  • President Joe Biden played golf once in his first 100 days in office.
  • Former President Donald Trump went to the golf course 19 times over the same period.
  • Insider compared Biden's first 100 days to his recent predecessor.
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President Joe Biden ranks far below his predecessor Donald Trump in the amount of time he's spent on a golf course.

Biden played golf once in his first 100 days as president. He went to the Wilmington Country Club in his home state of Delaware on April 17 - his 87th day in office - along with White House advisor Steve Ricchetti and Ron Olivere, the father-in-law of his late son, Beau, according to the White House press pool.

"The course record was still intact," Biden joked to reporters after finishing up his first round that Saturday afternoon. Biden last logged an official round in 2018, ABC News reported.

By contrast, Trump visited his golf courses in Northern Virginia and Florida 19 times by his 100th day in office. The first trip was on February 4, 2017 - 15 days after he was sworn in. That currently means Trump still holds the title of most golf outings of any president in recent years.

Trump had repeatedly criticized then-President Barack Obama for playing golf while in office. Yet as president, Trump far outpaced Obama's record, with 298 golfing trips over one term compared to Obama's 333 visits in his eight years in the White House.

Critics had often accused Trump of neglecting his duties as president by regularly partaking in his favorite hobby, and the former president would defend his actions as "exercise."

The golf-loving president was frequently seen at his clubs on the weekends during his final weeks in office. He was spotted at his National Golf Club right outside of Washington, DC, as TV networks had declared President Joe Biden the winner of the 2020 election. The New York Times reported in January that Trump was more upset about losing privileges to host a golf tournament than about his looming second impeachment trial on a charge of "incitement of insurrection."

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