by Shane Bacon
It's the tradition that will not die. You win a major sporting event, any sporting event, and you either get a call from the President or a visit to the White House.
On Monday, the United States Ryder Cup team,
fresh off their win over those pesky Europeans, took a trip to 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue to visit our good pal George W. Bush as what could be the last sports team to make an appearance with His Stumbleness.
Only seven of the 12 members of the team showed, with no real report on why the others didn't make. Phil Mickelson, Anthony Kim, Kenny Perry, Steve Stricker, and fellow Texan Justin Leonard decided not to show their face around Bush, which always makes you wonder what the motives behind the shunning were.
Bush did say that he watched "every minute" of the Ryder Cup, which bodes well for the leader of a country that is in such stable condition right now. I hope he was at the ranch when he watched the golf. That is really the only way to enjoy a nice game of white ball on the tele.
Team captain Paul Azinger said afterwards that meeting with Bush was the "icing on the cake," which means Azinger was about 4,000 times more happy to have Bush around than anyone at the Republican National Convention would have been.
Hey, don't get mad at me, blame McCain. Or the economy. Yeah, blame the economy for my Bush jokes.
Ryder Cup Team Visits White House, Hear Bush Watched 'Every Minute' of Play originally appeared on Golf FanHouse on Tue, 18 Nov 2008 11:51:00 EST . Please see our terms for use of feeds.