August 21st, 2009
01:42 PM ET

On Obama's agenda next week: Golf

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Alexander Mooney
CNN Ticker Producer

White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs is giving few specifics on how President Obama will spend his week-long vacation on Martha's Vineyard.

But one thing seems certain: Obama will likely sneak in several rounds of golf, just as former President Bill Clinton did when he vacationed on the island in the 1990's.

"There are no official events scheduled in the weeks ahead," Gibbs said Friday. "I anticipate he'll play golf a number of times."

According to the Boston Herald, rumored to be among his partners on the course is Tiger Woods, who is coming off a disappointing loss in the PGA championship last weekend. Woods is already set to be in the Boston area for the Deutsche Bank Championship.

But Gibbs said Friday he has no idea if the golfing legend will actually tee it up with Obama, who is estimated to be between a 16 and 24 handicap and has golfed several weekends in the Washington area over the summer.

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  1. Cindy

    It's interesting that it has been pointed out to me that both Bush and Reagan went back to their ranches and did hard work clearing the land on their vacations...Clinton and now Obama goes to some upscale part of the USA that most of us would not be able to even afford an ice cream cone and spends $35,000 a week on accommodations !!! What's wrong with this picture??? And that doesn't even include the money that we will spend as taxpayers on security etc... DO we not have Camp David for that purpose?? BTW/ weren't the Obama's on vacation last week at the Grand Canyon???

    August 22, 2009 at 2:26 am |
  2. Annie Kate

    Another vacation? Gee, people must want to be President just to get that many tax paid vacations in a year. Just how many vacations has the President taken so far this year? I hope between all those golf games he finds the time to identify a way to make the economy recover with jobs instead of the jobless recovery we are looking at right now.

    August 21, 2009 at 8:22 pm |
  3. JC- Los Angeles

    It should come as no surprise that Robert Gibbs, of seemingly unemployable skill sets, can't provide specifics.

    We are all eagerly awaiting Mr. Gibbs' first bogey-free round in the White House Press Room.

    August 21, 2009 at 7:07 pm |
  4. Ernie Grajeda

    It's nice to see our hard earned dollars at work.
    Did'nt his family just get back from a European vacation?
    With so many unemployed and without healthcare it's nice to know it's R&R time.

    August 21, 2009 at 6:23 pm |

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