It seems as though there is something in the White House water that makes presidents want to play golf.

No matter the year, approval ratings, or where they hail from, U.S. presidents seem to love golf, and our last two presidents have been no exception.

“You didn't know Trump could hit two shots like that” - @realdonaldtrump

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During President Barack Obama's tenure, he found himself under scrutiny by much of the media for the number of times he played golf.

Well, it turns out, our newest president has tripled that number during that same amount time in office, CNN reports.

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According to CBS News's Mark Knoller, Obama had played 26 rounds of golf by this point, whereas Trump has visited the greens 81 times since he became president.

And over the holiday weekend, Trump visited five of his courses:

While Trump may have visited golf courses more than his predecessor at this point, there have been times where he did not play.

This is a far cry from what Trump predicted during the 2016 campaign:

"If I win, I may never see my property — I may never see these places again.

But because I'm going to be working for you, I'm not going to have time to go golfing, believe me. Believe me. Believe me, folks."

The number of times a president plays golf has become a focal point for people to point to during a president's time in office. For example, Obama golfed an average of 40 times a year, playing 62 rounds in his final year.

That said, George W. Bush only played 24 rounds and stopped playing in 2003 when he was criticized for playing while the country was at war.

While few things are clear in this world, one thing that you can count on is knowing how many times Trump hit the links when 2017 comes to an end.

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