Former Presidents George W. and H.W. Bush at Ryder Cup


MEDINAH, Ill. – The Americans' big day got the presidential seal of approval.

Former Presidents George W. Bush and George H.W. Bush were at the Ryder Cup on Saturday, joining U.S. captain Davis Love III to watch some of the fourball matches. While the elder Bush and wife Barbara were easily recognizable, riding in a cart with small American flags fluttering, the younger Bush blended in with Love's squad.

He even wore the same blue-and-white striped shirt that was the U.S. team uniform Saturday.

''There's nothing like the Ryder Cup in my view,'' said the elder Bush, who has been to every one since Valderrama in 1997.

The presidents said hello to players from both teams between holes, and Tiger Woods got a pep talk from the elder Bushes.

''We know him and like him,'' the elder Bush said. ''We just told him to keep going.''