July 1st, 2009
09:23 PM ET
13 years ago

Boehner tees off with Tiger

WASHINGTON (CNN) - House Republican Leader John Boehner may win the Hill prize for participating in the best event over this congressional recess. Boehner played 18 holes with Tiger Woods and Dallas Cowboys Quarterback Tony Romo at the Earl Woods Pro-Am golf tournament on Wednesday. The team finished their round 8 under par.

As he headed out to play at Congressional Country Club with Woods, Boehner tried to lower expectations about where he'd finish on the tournament's leaderboard. "Well, listen - I can be the Republican leader of the House, and we'll know about the golf course at the end of 18 holes."

The team played a "best ball" format for the charity event that precedes the AT&T National, the pro tournament hosted by Woods. The foursome, which also included Ton Dundon, CEO of Santander Consumer USA, was followed by huge crowds along the course, mostly straining to see Tiger Woods in action. But Boehner did show he could keep up with the golf star when he sank a 35 foot putt on the eighth hole for a birdie.

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soundoff (32 Responses)
  1. Realistic Democrat

    I even like Boehner...

    July 1, 2009 11:11 pm at 11:11 pm |
  2. Ted Tartaglia

    Boehner should give up his day job and go on tour. He has demonstrated that he is a better golfer than a politician.

    July 1, 2009 11:16 pm at 11:16 pm |
  3. Gary

    The stock market's going to soar on its rapid ascension over the next week. All the Technicals point in that direction. It's going to be a time of easy money...for those quick enough to act on it.

    July 1, 2009 11:19 pm at 11:19 pm |
  4. athomasr

    This is where he can do the least damage. At least to the people of this country.

    July 1, 2009 11:32 pm at 11:32 pm |
  5. Flex

    Are republicans so shallow that they would attempt to recruit Tiger Woods to square off with Obama?

    There isn't anyone who will take Obama out in 2012.

    July 1, 2009 11:58 pm at 11:58 pm |
  6. goada

    Nothing new about the gop lunatics complains about other doing cool activities and do them themselfs

    July 2, 2009 12:22 am at 12:22 am |
  7. peter

    I hope he does not break his leg and make it an excuse when the congress recess next week to talk about healthcare and nomination of designated Judge Sotomayo.Luck also on Tiger's tournament and make sure you show him your other side of toughness on the field and make him proud also.

    July 2, 2009 12:42 am at 12:42 am |
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