Former president Barack Obama kicks off Scotland visit with round at St. Andrews

Friday May 26th, 2017
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Even presidents have golf bucket lists.

Former president Barack Obama finally checked a big one off his during his first trip to Scotland this week, teeing it up for a round at St. Andrews, the home of golf.

A crowd followed 44 around the course, with whom he stopped to shake hands and chat with before resuming play. On the par-4 3rd hole, reports say his caddie reassured him that there was no pressure...but despite that blessing, Obama looked at his tee shot and said: "Oh, that wasn't so pretty." 

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Obama will be giving a speech at a charity function in Edinburgh Friday night.

President Obama going for birdie on 18. #obama @golfdigest @the.scotsman @guardian @cnn @nytimes @washingtonpost @barackobama

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Former president Barack Obama enjoys a round at the Old Course at St. Andrews during his first visit to Scotland.
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Obama shakes hands with spectators as he plays a round of golf at St. Andrews.
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