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Obama, Boehner tee off

The foursome participating in Saturday’s long-awaited golf game — President Obama , House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio), Vice President Biden and and Gov. John R. Kasich (R) of Ohio — arrived at Andrews Air Force base after 9 a.m., where they are playing the par 72 East Course.

Pool reporter Sam Youngman of The Hill describes the action on the first hole:

On the first green, Gov. Kasich, wearing long pants and an Ohio State University shirt, missed a 30-foot putt but tapped in for par (scores are unconfirmed but an official's estimation).

Next up, VPOTUS drained a 15-footer to make what we believe is bogey on the par 5 first hole.

POTUS putted next. Wearing long pants and a white polo, he crouched down to line up his shot before just missing a 12-footer. He tapped in for par.

The Speaker, who apparently hit a nice approach shot, putted last, hitting a short putt for par.

After holing out, the foursome walked back to their carts with POTUS patting Boehner on the back. They are riding together while VPOTUS and Kasich ride in the other cart.

Pool watched from about 100 feet away. Now heading to the food court.

Scott Wilson is the chief White House correspondent for the Washington Post. Previously, he was the paper’s deputy Assistant Managing Editor/Foreign News after serving as a correspondent in Latin America and in the Middle East.


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