Author Don Van Natta, Jr., in his book "First Off the Tee" claimed that President John F. Kennedy was the best golfer but tried not to draw attention to his play since his predecessor had been criticized so much. According to Van Natta President Taft complained about having to interrupt his golf game to deal with government business, and both Bush presidents played speed golf where it was "more important to get around fast rather than best". As for President Obama's golf game he has a 16 handicap. Tiger Woods had this to say about President Obama's game after playing a private round with Obama in February: "He hit the ball well and he's got an amazing touch. He can certainly chip and putt."