Sep
29
2009
By Stephanie Wei under General

Cinderella story. Outta nowhere. A former greenskeeper, now, about to become the [President]. It looks like a mirac…It’s in the hole! It’s in the hole! It’s in the hole! Be funny for me. Please. [Photo via Morning Glass via White House Flickr Stream]

Dec
22
2015

President Barack Obama impressed onlookers on the 18th at Mid Pacific Country Club on Monday when he sank a 40-foot chip from just off the green to finish his round. Reports did not indicate what score he made on the hole (I’m guessing that White House pool reporters aren’t big golfers?).

May
31
2013

Fred Couples didn’t even get to play a practice round at the Memorial Tournament. Instead, he got a call from PGA Tour Commissioner Tim Finchem that they were going to the White House to meet President Barack Obama, who will again serve as the honorary chairman for the 2013 Presidents Cup matches. Couples, the U.S. […]

Mar
9
2012

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.

Aug
23
2010
By Stephanie Wei under General

From the AP report: 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 — […]

Mar
18
2010
By Stephanie Wei under General

While strolling through the halls of the White House with Special Report host Bret Baier, Barack Obama discussed foreign policy issues related to Iran and Israel before answering the pressing matter on Tiger returning to golf. He offered a forgiving perspective, saying: “Tiger has acknowledged he betrayed his family. That’s a personal issue they have […]

Oct
13
2009

Some hate-mongering citizens dug “I [swastika symbol] Obama” into a green at Lakeville Country Club in Lakeville, MA. Yeah, seriously. The Secret Service and the FBI are investigating the incident. The offenders used their heels or a board to carve the message, which is approximately 20-30 feet. Golf course owner Gary Mosca said he was […]

Aug
14
2009

Charles Boyer over at Old Man Par pointed me to Bill Maher’s column, “New Rule: A-hole in One Shouldn’t Be Obama’s Game,” in the Huffington Post today. Barack Obama has taken up golf with a passion, playing almost every weekend for the past few months — and I feel betrayed. Golf says, “I like Lipitor […]

Sep
29
2017
By Stephanie Wei under Presidents Cup

Embed from Getty Images   As an American, I have no shame to say that I’ve rooted for the International Team in just about every Presidents Cup since I started covering golf. WTF, that’s treasonous, you say? Well, the reason why is simple. With few exceptions, like two years ago in South Korea, the Americans […]

Sep
15
2016

Tiger Woods might be involved in a Chicago lakefront golf project — a vision NBC/Golf Channel commentator Mark Rolfing has long considered a dream concept, “combining the Jackson Park and South Shore golf courses to create a South Side mecca near the site of the planned Obama library,” according to my boy Teddy Greenstein of the Chicago […]