Obama congratulates U.S.: 'Arnie is smiling down'

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Plenty in the golf world were quick to congratulate the U.S. team on defeating Europe and winning the Ryder Cup for the first time since 2008.

That includes President Barack Obama, whose love of golf is well-documented. Obama added that the late Arnold Palmer was smiling down on Davis Love III's team after their decisive victory. 

The president had a relationship with Palmer and issued a statement last week in the wake of his death that included, "Arnold was the American Dream come to life."