BETHESDA, Md. – A group of U.S. Open hopefuls will spend the eve before the season’s second major at the White House visiting with President Barack Obama – an eclectic group that includes Phil Mickelson, Davis Love III and Bubba Watson.
The President, an avid golfer with a handicap that’s been estimated at around 17 (no word on the commander and chief’s feelings on breakfast balls and the occasional presidential pardon), will likely pepper the threesome with golf-related questions, but “GTC” envisions plenty of two-way traffic in this afternoon’s Q&A.
Among some the anticipated highlights:
Mickelson: What are your thoughts on driving irons?
Love: Would you make Tiger a captain’s pick?
Watson: Ever heard of the 'Golf Boys”? They rock.
Mickelson: No, it’s called subcutaneous fat . . . really.
Love: Have you ever paddle boarded?
Watson: You got to get on Twitter. It is through the roof . . . URWELCOME.
Mickelson: Don’t get me started on Rees Jones.
Love: I’d really like to make this year’s Presidents Cup team. Is there any way you can make a call to Freddie Couples?
Watson: Got three words for you big man: the pink house.
Mickelson: No, I didn’t notice the big white corporate tent down the left side of No. 18 at Congressional . . . thanks.
Watson: Maybe you should try to play right-handed.