Truth and Rumors: Ash cloud gets Obama on golf course

The Iceland ash cloud that has grounded so many international travelers has not impacted golf as
much as other sports, according to the BBC, because the Euro Tour is in its
Asian swing.

The Moroccan Golf Classic, due to start at the Pullman Magazan course in El Jadida on Wednesday, has also been postponed.
But
the Ballantine's Championship in Korea on the full PGA European Tour is
unlikely to be affected, with the majority of players already in Asia
after the Volvo China Open.




according to The
Washington Times


A massive volcanic plume covering most of Europe forced President Obama
to cancel a Sunday trip to Poland to attend the funeral of the nation's
president. But the last-minute change left an opening in his schedule,
so the president headed to the links for a round of golf instead.
On
a cool but sun-drenched day, the president and three golfing companions
headed to Andrews Air Force Base to play 18 holes. It is the 32nd time
Mr. Obama has played golf since taking office Jan. 20, 2009, according
to CBS Radio's Mark Knoller.
That has to be the dumbest thing I ever....Great shot, Phil


told reporters
We watched the first half at a restaurant, and then we went back to the
hotel, and picked it up on the back nine. And I watched in our room
before Sunday, before we went to dinner. We're friends with a lot of
those guys, but, you know, kind of had an interest in Phil. And it was
nice to see Amy out there. We sat and watched television. I mumbled a
few words when he was hitting out of pine needles on 13, but it worked
out well.
Yang 2, Doubters 0







Yang told the BBC





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