Obama Golfs With ESPN Hosts (Former WaPo Writers)

President Obama played golf Saturday with ESPN "Pardon the Interruption" hosts Tony Kornheiser and Michael Wilbon -- both former sports columnists for The Washington Post.

Not only that, ABCNews.com announced that on Friday, Wilbon, Kornheiser, and Tony Reali –host of ESPN’s “Around the Horn” and a long-time fact-checker for the other two ESPN hosts — ate lunch at the White House and visited with Obama in the Oval Office. As the Post reported (via AP) on Sunday:

President Barack Obama’s birthday gift to ESPN commentator Tony Kornheiser is a game of golf. With the president.

The White House said Obama teed off Saturday with Kornheiser and Michael Wilbon, co-hosts of the sports network’s “Pardon the Interruption” talk show. Saturday was Kornheiser’s 65th birthday.

Obama spent more than four hours at the golf course at the Army’s Fort Belvoir in Virginia, south of Washington. The president is an avid sports fan and viewer of ESPN programming.

The White House did not identify the fourth member of the presidential golf party.

Earlier: Kornheiser finds Super Bowl ad "too militaristic"

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