President Barack Obama's request is granted. Obama recently had an opportunity to tee off. Not in the political arena, on the golf course, with golf great Tiger Woods, as reported on Feb. 18, by The Columbus Dispatch.
Obama and Woods, met at the Floridian Yacht and Golf Club, for a first time golf outing. “It’s good to see you play well again,” Obama told Woods, according to Golf Digest.com. Obama is finishing a three-day golf getaway in Florida.
Obama and Woods played 18 holes. U.S. Trade Representative Ron Kirk and Jim Crane, the resort’s owner and owner of the Houston Astros baseball team, joined Woods and the President.
Tim Rosaforte, a Golf Channel analyst, referred to the golf outing as a "historic day in golf," on his Twitter feed. Woods played 18 holes with the President, according to Golf Digest.
Through a White House statement, the President's vacation activity offered minimal press coverage. The media were kept at bay by the Floridian Club's staff. There were no scheduled interviews for the President. A small group of reporters was only allowed access at a maintenance shed on the edge of the grounds.