Washington Post: Golf is a bipartisan game for Washington’s politicians
The 111th U.S. Open — represented by, of all things, the dome of the U.S. Capitol — just might be the first in the history of the event to be upstaged by a local weekend foursome. On Saturday morning, someone will rise as the leader of the Open at its midpoint and try to endure all the pressure that’s ahead. And at the same time, President Obama and House Speaker John Boehner will tee it up as well.
Obama and Boehner will be joined by Vice President Biden and Gov. John Kasich — like Boehner, from Ohio, and like Boehner, a Republican. Forget venerable Congressional Country Club, the Bethesda club that serves as the backdrop for the second major championship of the year. Forget the Open, just the fourth ever in the Washington area. Two Democrats, two Republicans, one bipartisan game. That is golf in Washington.