President Obama's Golf Trip With Tiger Woods Cost Taxpayers $3.6 Million: GAO Report

Obama golfed with the golfing star in 2013.

GAO did not make any recommendations in the report.

A White House official stresses that it did not participate in calculating the costs detailed in the report, and therefore cannot comment on the GAO's specific analysis.

"That being said, as the report notes, the President of the United States must be ready to travel anywhere in the world on a moment's notice, and the President flies on military aircraft on all trips, regardless of the type of travel," the official noted. "The Department of Defense has been providing military aircraft to safely and securely transport the President since 1962, when President John F. Kennedy became the first President to fly in a jet built specifically for the use of the President."