Rory McIlroy used Twitter yesterday evening to announce the most prestigious of mid-week dinner dates. The newly-installed world No1 is scheduled to attend a sit-down meal at the White House this evening and, one assumes, both shakes hands and exchange polite banter with the hacker-in-chief. (continue reading…)
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Governor of Virginia and Republican vice presidential hopeful Bob McDonnell greeted President Barack Obama on the tarmac of Richmond airport this afternoon and presented the commander-in-chief with a gift tailor-made (possibly Taylor Made) to fit his extracurricular activities: a golf glove. (continue reading…)
Never the most populist of sports, golf takes on a problematic political connotation in times of crisis. Synonymous for a large chunk of the electorate with cronyism, indulgence and naivety, a taste for spending time on the links – as opposed, say, to clearing brush on a Texas ranch – can, it seems, prove a damaging habit for a President to entertain.
The President teed off Sunday morning at Vineyard Golf Club in a foursome that included longtime Chicago pal Eric Whitaker and a local golf regular, Bill Lewis. And they kept playing despite thick clouds and occasionally heavy rain.
Hell, I’m not sure if I would have played in that weather — only under exigent circumstances and at a really fantastic golf course. But what I found the most fascinating about the AP story was the paparazzi-esque pictures that came attached with it. You know, like they were taken from someone hiding in the trees with a long lens.
(AP Photo/Steven Senne)