President Obama's golf weekend included the world's most famous player.
On Sunday, Tiger Woods joined Obama's foursome in South Florida, along with outgoing U.S. Trade Representative Ron Kirk and Houston businessman Jim Crane.
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While first lady Michelle Obama and their two daughters take their annual ski vacation in Colorado, the president and friends are hitting the links at The Floridian National Golf Club in Palm City, Fla.
It's a holiday weekend, with Monday being Presidents Day.
Obama's playing partners on Saturday included Eric Whitaker, a longtime friend from Chicago, as well as Kirk.
The group also featured a trio from Houston, according to the pool report:
- Crane, a Houston businessman who owns both the Houston Astros and, since 2010, the Floridian.
- Tony Chase, a Houston lawyer and fellow Harvard Law alum who has raised campaign money for Obama.
- Milton Carroll, another Houston businessman who is chairman of CenterPoint Energy, which is described as a public utility holding company; Carroll has given money to Obama's campaigns.
On Saturday, noted golf coach Butch Harmon -- who once coached Woods -- accompanied Obama's party, providing lessons and tips.
The president is not expected to leave the gated confines of the Floridian until he returns to the White House on Monday.
SOURCE: David Jackson