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President Barack Obama returns clubs to the cart while golfing at Vineyard Golf Club, Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2014, in Edgartown, Mass., on the island of Martha's Vineyard. President Obama is taking a two-week summer vacation on the island.
President Barack Obama returns clubs to the cart while golfing at Vineyard Golf Club, Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2014, in Edgartown, Mass., on the island of Martha's Vineyard. President Obama is taking a two-week summer vacation on the island.
(Steven Senne/AP)

Golfing gives Obama a respite from fighting with the Tea Party

Barack Obama’s golf obsession has been a thing for a while. He played his 100th round as President in June, 2012. Unlike basketball, which the President has played since his youth, Mr. Obama took to the links later in life. His desire to make up for lost time has been well documented. Mr. Obama played nine holes on a rainy Sunday in May, 2011, before joining his security team in the Situation Room to watch live video of a Navy SEAL team killing Osama Bin Laden. The President never bothered to change out of his golfing attire.