- US President Donald Trump follows just 46 people on Twitter
- One of them is the South African golfing legend, Gary Player
- Trump even sent him best wishes on his 82nd birthday last year
US President Donald Trump has more Twitter followers than one can count — over 51 million, in fact. However, he only follows 46 people.
Out of these, there is only one South African — the golfing legend, Gary Player. This is remarkable given the fact that Trump is highly selective of which accounts he follows on Twitter.
The US president is an avid golf player and fan, which is certainly one of the reasons he follows Gary Player. In fact, he even sent Gary a happy 82nd birthday tweet in November 2017.
Over his golfing career, Gary won nine major championships on the regular tour and six more on the Champions Tour.
He is the only non-American to win all four majors, a feat known as the Career Grand Slam. He is among the only five golfers to win the Career Grand Slam, Briefly.co.za learned.
Gary was inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame in 1974. He is still an avid fan of the game and regularly posts about it on his Twitter account.
With such a glittering career, it is no surprise that the President of the United States follows him on Twitter.
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