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TheDailyBeast: Presidential Golfing Style

George W. Bush

Like his father, G.W. Bush was an avid golfer, but the game soured for him while he was in office. When a round was interrupted with the news that the United Nations’ Sergio Vieira de Mello had been killed in Baghdad during the Iraq War, the president decided to temporarily give up the game. “I think playing golf during a war just sends the wrong signal,” he said in an interview, adding, “I don’t want some mom whose son may have recently died to see the Commander in Chief playing golf.” Some veterans were offended by his statement and felt they had sacrificed a lot more than golf for war. Now that his presidential duties are no longer an issue, Bush has taken up the sport again, playing with his family last December at Florida’s Gasparailla Inn and Club golf course.

(AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
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