Nats' mascots Taft, Roosevelt meet claret jug

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With four spots in the Open Championship field up for grabs this week at the Quicken Loans National, the claret jug is on hand at Congressional Country Club and rubbing elbows (handle) with some former U.S. Presidents (mascots) and Screech the Eagle (accurately described).

In addition to old Bill Taft and Ted Roosevelt, the Nationals' stable of racing presidents evidently includes – or has included – George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Abraham Lincoln, Calvin Coolidge (retired), and Herbert Hoover (to be retired).

As for the Open Qualifying Series, the top four finishers inside the top 12 this week at Congressional who aren't already qualified for the year's third major will earn an invite to Royal Troon.