by Shane Bacon
No matter if you loved him or didn't believe him, Barack Obama is our 44th, and with that comes some serious responsibility.
You know, like whether he keeps up the golf game while in the White House or not. Obama, a fellow southpaw that enjoys the occasional round of golf, even if the jerky swing doesn't match his fluid speeches, is headed to the White House a sports fan, with some decisions to make.
Already, speculation is up about Obama replacing the bowling alley in 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue with a basketball court, which according to Andy Katz of ESPN is a good idea. Barack has talked White Sox, the World Series and even fantasy football with an unnamed reporter. The guy is a sports nut if he's anything, and USA Today battled with the idea of another golfing president.
"Since the inception of The Presidents Cup in 1994, we have enjoyed the support of presidents Gerald Ford, George H.W. Bush, Bill Clinton and George W. Bush," PGA Tour commissioner Tim Finchem said. "We look forward to discussing President-Elect Obama's involvement in 2009, and we are delighted that the rich history of having a golfer in the White House continues."
Honestly, I think having a president that enjoys hitting the round ball around is good for the game. Sure, he isn't going going to be making any presidential birdies with that swing but knowing that your commander in chief struggles over five-footers just like the rest of us has some sort of calming effect.
Here is hoping that Barack keeps up the golfing. Also, what else would make a president look like the everyday man than playing nine holes with one FanHouse blogger (nudge, nudge). Call me!
Will Barack Obama Stick To His Sticks In the White House? originally appeared on Golf FanHouse on Mon, 10 Nov 2008 13:05:00 EST . Please see our terms for use of feeds.