Friday, October 23

VIDEO: Golf Digest's 'Golfer in Chief'

From William Howard Taft being the first U.S. president to play golf to Lyndon B. Johnson using golf to help pass the Civil Rights Act, the above video offers a brief history of golf and the presidency.

For a complete history, read First Off the Tee: Presidential Hackers, Duffers, and Cheaters from Taft to Bush by Don Van Natta Jr. Van Natta's lively and authoritative story of presidential golf was a New York Times bestseller and Sports Illustrated book of the year.

I'm not sure which president coined the phrase, "Fore more years." (OK, I made that up.)

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