Monday, October 26, 2009

As a candidate, President Barack Obama was never far from a pickup
basketball game, but now that he's president, Obama has a new favorite
pastime: golf. Estimated to be a 16-20 handicap, the president played
golf almost every weekend this summer, and the cooler fall temperatures
aren't slowing him down. (Golf's better in the fall anyway, especially
in swampy D.C.) According to, Obama's round on
Sunday was his 24th since he took office. By contrast, George W. Bush
had been president almost three years before he played his 24th round
as president. However, if Obama is measuring himself against history,
he has a long way to go. President Dwight D. Eisenhower played more
than 800 rounds in his two terms as president.Related: Top 100 Teacher Brady Riggs analyzes President Obama's golf swing.Follow Mike Walker on Twitter.

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