From William Howard Taft to Barack Obama, golf has been the ultimate Presidential game. Here is how they rank on the course.
Horse racing may be the sport of kings, but golf is the pastime of Presidents. Fifteen of the last 18 Commanders-in-Chief have played to varying degrees, from Dwight D. Eisenhower’s zeal to Ronald Reagan’s yearly outing. (Herbert Hoover, Harry S. Truman and Jimmy Carter didn’t partake.)
President Barack Obama is part of the majority. He has a decent swing (albeit with a pronounced chicken-wing follow-through), but lags far behind fellow Punahou School alumni Parker McLachlin and Michelle Wie, not to mention several other Presidents who pursued the game in office