It's moving day at the U.S. Open, but as many already know, a friendly match between two of the most powerful men in the political world was taking place at Andrews military base in Maryland, as President Barack Obama and Speaker of the House John Boehner took to the course for 18 holes on Saturday.
While it's unclear what clubs Obama had in his bag, what we do know is that he had a couple of incredible personalized golf clubs at his disposal. Ryder Cup captain Davis Love III, Bubba Watson and Phil Mickelson all visited the White House earlier in the week, and all three came bearing gifts. Really, really awesome gifts.
As you can see from the photo above, Davis Love III presented the President with a personalized Scotty Cameron putter with Obama's name stamped on the bumper of the stick.
You see can what Mickelson gave the President, after the jump. But if you know Lefty, you can be sure it had something to do with his incredible short game.
Yep, Mickelson gave him a Callaway wedge with "Prez 44" stamped on the club. No word yet if it has the conforming USGA grooves.
Bubba Watson actually had what I thought was the coolest gift for Obama: a Ping G15 driver built to Bubba's exact specs. That means it has the pink True Temper BiMatrix shaft; however, the only drawback is that the driver's just 7.5 degrees of loft with a telephone pole X-flex shaft. Having seen Obama's swing, I'm pretty sure that club will be on display in the corner.
Overall, it looks like the President got some fantastic gifts from his guests. Ah, to be the President of the United States and get personalized clubs like that.
- President Barack Obama
- Bubba Watson