President Barack Obama has spent more time on vacations and golf outings during his presidency than he has spent in meetings on the economy, according to a report released Sunday.
The biggest headline out of Augusta so far is Chinese wunderkind Guan Tianlang who, at 14, was not only was the youngest golfer ever to compete in the Masters, but also finished his round 1-over-73, finishing ahead of last year’s champ and hovercraft pilot Bubba Watson.
Even more glaring than a score that bested Arnold Palmer’s and Jack Nicklaus’s first-ever rounds at Augusta is how Tianlang is yet another instrument of the public relations apparatus of the People’s Republic of China.
I watched Mike Tirico’s interview with Tianlang above and was struck by two things:
President Obama has travelled far and wide to hone his golf skills, shooting rounds on exclusive course from the beaches of Hawaii to the hilly terrain of Martha’s Vineyard, according to a new Pinterest album that highlights the president’s passion for the game.
President Obama hit the links over the weekend, marking his 100th round of golf since becoming the leader of the free world in 2008.
President Obama believes it is “long past the time” for women to be admitted to the traditionally all-male Augusta National Golf Club, White House press secretary Jay Carney said Thursday. The president himself, however, has a well-documented history of excluding women, especially on the golf course.