Monday, November 17

U.S. Ryder Cup Team Drops By Oval Office

DID JIM FURYK ROLL some putts across the presidential seal? Did Boo Weekley tell the president any colorful jokes? Did Phil Mickelson slap one of his patented flop shots from behind the president’s desk?

(Actually, Lefty and four other Ryder Cup teammates didn’t make it.)

(Image: Clint L/Flickr)

U.S. Ryder Cup Captain Paul Azinger, assistant captain Raymond Floyd and seven Ryder Cup team members stopped by the White House on Monday for a photo op with President George W. Bush. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, an avid golfer, was also on hand.

The team presented President Bush with a personalized Ryder Cup golf bag, a Sunday red golf shirt and sweater vest worn by the team and a Ryder Cup money clip.

That’s cool. Now why I didn’t think about inviting them to my office?

−The Armchair Golfer


14 STIX said...

Hmm, a no-show by 'Lefty'. I wonder if his nickname is indicative of Phil's political stance as well as from what side of the ball he plays?

Anonymous said...

I neither know nor care what Mickelson's political leanings are and I'm not a great fan of his as a golfer. Having said that, I do consider him a gracious, intelligent human being who no doubt would have been there had he not had scheduling problems. The comment by 14 Stix, while probably made in jest, seems a bit unfair.

The Armchair Golfer said...

Yeah, Phil has been playing overseas. So has Kim. Must have been a scheduling thing.

Average Golfer said...

I guess then...."A birdie in hand is worth more than a Bush."