Bush: Obama "Ought to Play Golf"

By An Phung
|  Tuesday, Sep 24, 2013  |  Updated 2:03 PM EDT
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Bush: Obama "Ought to Play Golf"

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Bush thinks Obama should play more golf.

Being Commander in Chief is stressful, but former President George W. Bush has the perfect antidote: golf.

In a clip from the season finale of "In Play with Jimmy Roberts," airing Tuesday night on the Golf Channel, Bush said President Obama should keep golfing, despite what critics say.

"You know, I see our president criticized for playing golf," Bush said. "I don't - I think he ought to play golf. Because I know what it's like to be in the bubble. And 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."

Still, even Bush himself stopped playing in 2003 during the height of the Iraq war.

"I don't want some mom, whose son may have recently died to see the commander in chief playing golf," he said in an interview in 2008.

The Golf Channel reports that Obama has played more than 140 rounds since he first took office in 2008.

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