When Thrush tried to contact Langer to confirm the story he reached his daughter Christina, who told him, “He is not a friend of President Trump’s, and I don’t know why he would talk about him.”
Langer said Thursday that his daughter was misquoted, and that he had received a call from Trump, who had apologized.
“We talked on the phone and he was very clear,” Langer said. “If there was anything that hurt me, he apologized. And I apologized too, for some of the quotes that were incorrect, and we’re on good terms.
“It was fun talking to him briefly and I thought that’s a great gesture from him because he’s got a lot of other things to be concerned about, not just this golfer Bernhard Langer. For him to take the time and clear things up is pretty amazing.”
Langer said he was “very disappointed in the article, the way it was written and what happened. It’s not the first time and it may not be the last time because it’s out of my control.”
Langer, who is a Trump supporter, said he considers Trump a friend but not a close friend.