All eyes were on President Obama and House Speaker John Boehner's "golf summit" today, where the two of them teamed up against Vice President Biden and Ohio Gov. John Kasich in a highly anticipated golf outing at Andrews Air Force Base golf course. Though the press pool was only permitted to observe the action on the first green, it didn't stop massive analysis of each painstaking detail. We combed through various political blogs to come up with the five most exciting moments. It was tough to choose.
1. Biden's Bogey. On the first hole, the president, the speaker and the governor all shot par, which was five. According to the Washington Times, Obama "got all Tiger Woods fancy on the first green by crouching down to line up his 12-foot shot." He missed, then tapped it in for par. But despite sinking a 15-foot putt, Biden got a bogey, lagging behind from the start. Onlookers were no doubt surprised, because Biden is supposed to be the best player. Golf Digest ranked Biden, with a handicap of 6.3, 29th in a list of Washington's Top 150 golfers. At the time, most tried not to read too much into it. "This could well be temporary," observed White House Dossier, "He’s good." But afterwards, as The Hill noted, "the extra stroke came back to haunt him."