President Barack Obama has already played nearly eight times as many rounds of golf during his presidency as President George W. Bush did throughout his eight years in office, according to noted presidential chronicler of all things numerical, CBS News’ Mark Knoller.
Knoller told Yahoo News that in his six years in office, Obama has played 186 rounds of golf so far. Bush, on the other hand, only played 24 rounds of golf.
“[Bush] later explained his decision to stop in the fall of 2003 by saying he felt it was not appropriate to be seen golfing while American troops fought in Afghanistan and Iraq,” reports Yahoo News.
President Barack Obama is currently on a two-week Martha’s Vineyard vacation where he is staying at the $12 million, 17-room private mansion of Democratic Party donor Joanne Hubschman.