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Tiger Woods meets Barack Obama in the White House (Gators too)

President Obama and Tiger Woods in the Oval Office April 20, 2009

President Obama, a known sports enthusiast, welcomed the Florida Gators to the White House today and congratulated them on a second national championship in football in three years.

He threw a football in the East Room, endorsed a national playoff instead of the current bowl system and accepted a Gators' jersey with "Obama" and the number "1."

But the big sports news of the day is that golfer Tiger Woods stopped by the White House on Monday.

According to the Associated Press, Tiger "got a a tour of the White House from Marvin Nicholson, an Obama aide who once caddied at the Augusta golf course, where Woods tied for sixth place in this year’s Masters Tournament."

Then Obama and Woods -- giants in their fields and believers in excellence, who both crashed through the most historic racial barriers -- smiled for the cameras in the Oval Office.

President Obama and golfer Tiger Woods in the Oval Office April 20, 2009

-- Johanna Neuman

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Photos: President Obama and Tiger Woods. Credit: White House

 
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WOW, It is good to see the BIG 2 at one spot. Tiger Woods is the best Athlete of all time and Barack Obama the best politician of all time. Tiger Woods id the best Golfer Ever.

Some say God help america i say God has blessed america. As a baby boomer approaching 60 i must say i lived through some of the most importaint moments in this countrys history .the above picture is testament to what a great country we are.although predudice is alive and well in our country self preservation trumps that..Tthe result is a man they trust as much as anyone could trust any leader irregardless of nationality or political party or religious affiliation.. joe caprio citylifeproductions

Ah, my two boyfriends together again. Love them both!!!

People, it's just a golfer and a President trying to
bring some moral to our sad state of affairs.Can't
we all just get a long> Rodney King!!!

isn't it remarkable the difference between the media's treatment of tiger's alleged infidelities, as compared to how they went after bill clinton's alleged infidelities.

isn't that amazing?

I see 2 men...one who has fallen into the abyss of disaster and one who is teetering on the precipice of the same abyss. One who destroyed his marriage and one who is currently destroying the country. Both have selfish motives for what they do......

PRESIDENT OBAMA TOOK THE OATH TO BECOME PRESIDENT HE HAS HIS WORK CUT OUT FOR HIM ,HE CAN ONLY DO SO MUCH AS PRESIDENT. BEING BLACK HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH THE WORLD SITUATION THE WORLD WAS IN A BAD SHAPE BEFORE HE BECAME PRESIDENT RUSH LIMBAUGH CANT STAND HIM OR ANY OTHER DEMOCRAT, I WISH MR PRESIDENT OBAMA THE BEST WHILE HE IS COMMANDER IN CHIEF.


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A veteran foreign and national correspondent, Andrew Malcolm has served on the L.A. Times Editorial Board and was a Pulitzer finalist in 2004. He is the author of 10 nonfiction books and father of four. Read more.
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