Yes, they will hit the links again after all. The question is, will Prime Minister Shinzo Abe find himself in the bunker or on the green when he meets U.S. President Donald Trump this week?

After weeks of speculation, Tokyo officially announced Tuesday that Abe will take a stab at his now-famous "golf diplomacy" during a two-day meeting with Trump in Florida this week, in the apparent hopes of rekindling their personal rapport, which is increasingly being thrown into question.

Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga said Tokyo hopes to "further solidify a relationship of trust between the two leaders" through "relaxing" bonding opportunities such as golf and dinner.