Former president George W. Bush, who quit golf during his first term because the country was at war, said he doesn't begrudge President Obama for continuing to hit the links regularly.

"I see our president criticized for playing golf. I don't. I think he ought to play golf," Bush told the Golf Channel. "Because I know what it's like to be in the bubble. I know the pressures of the job, and to be able to get outside and play golf with some of your pals is important for the president. It does give you an outlet."