Video: Barack Obama in surprise Fife visit

Former US president Barack Obama turned up in St Andrews this morning for a game of golf.

Friday, 26th May 2017, 12:37 pm
Updated Sunday, 4th June 2017, 9:29 pm
Barack Obama (Pic: Marc Nozell)

He was spotted at the Old Course just hours after touching down in Edinburgh where he is due to give a speech.

Obama’s appearance caused a stir and crowds quickly gathered as he made his way to the first tee. This video clip was shot by @Connoiseurgolf

He isn’t the first president to play the Old Course – Bill Clinton was there around 2008.

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Obama is in Scotland for a charity dinner organised by businessman, Sir Tom Hunter.

He will address business leaders and take part in a Q&A at the event where tables costing £5000 quickly sold out.

Barack Obama (Pic: Marc Nozell)
Barack Obama (Pic: Marc Nozell)