Washington (CNN) - The long-awaited golf showdown between President Obama and House Speaker John Boehner is underway: The pair, along with with Vice President Joe Biden and GOP Ohio Gov. John Kasich, hit the links around 10 a.m. Saturday at Joint Base Andrews.
The game was first suggested by then-White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs shortly after Republicans officially took control of the House in January. Boehner signed on that month, saying he'd be happy to play 18 holes with the president - although, he told one interviewer, he was "sure I'll have to give (Obama) strokes!"
(Updated with scores and video at 10:50 a.m. ET, after the jump)
Gibbs seemed to agree that Boehner might have a bit of an edge on the green, telling reporters back in January that the president might need to "practice a bit" before the showdown.
UPDATE 10:50 a.m. ET: According to a pooler description of the action on the first green (described as an "unconfirmed...estimation"), Biden sunk a 15-foot putt for bogey; Obama just missed a 12-footer and tapped in for par; Boehner hit a short putt for par; and Gov. Kasich missed a 30-foot putt for birdie, but was able to save par.
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