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Golf greats mourn passing of Barbara Bush

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Barbara and George H.W. Bush at the 2003 Presidents Cup. (Getty Images)  - 

Two of the biggest names in golf took to social media to share condolences and mourn the loss of former First Lady Barbara Bush.

Bush died Tuesday at the age of 92, two days after she announced she would focus on comfort rather than treatment for multiple chronic illnesses. Her husband, former President George H.W. Bush, was active in golf during his lengthy political career and was inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame in 2011.

The Bushes had strong ties to the creation of the Presidents Cup in the mid-90s, an event in which both Jack Nicklaus and Gary Player have served as captains. Both men shared their memories of Bush on Twitter in the wake of her passing: