President Obama hit the links for some post-Thanksgiving exercise on Friday morning, taking advantage of an unusually mild late November day in the Washington area.
Obama is an avid golfer — he played his 100th round as president in June — but played less frequently during the stretch run of the election campaign.
The president played his Friday round under sunny skies and temperatures that were expected to reach above 60 degrees in the Washington, D.C. region. According to a press pool report, there was no word on Obama's score.
Republicans regularly criticize Obama's passion for golf, saying he should have spent more time in his first term focusing on the economy and less on the course.
During the Republican National Convention in August, Sen. Marco RubioMarco RubioThe ignored question: What does the future Republican Party look like? Graham to roll out extension of Obama immigration program Trump and Cuba: A murky future MORE (R-Fla.) said that Obama was a “a good husband and a good father and, thanks to lots of practice, a good golfer.”
Friday's outing marked the second time since the election that Obama has played at Andrews Air Force. On Nov. 10, he played at Andrews Air Force base with Nicholson, Kang and a third White House staffer, Joe Paulson.
While Obama headed to the links, first lady Michelle ObamaMichelle ObamaWould Aretha Franklin perform at Trump inauguration? ‘Good question.’ White House: Obama has 'no plans' for media career after leaving office Obamas light their final White House Christmas tree MORE, daughters Malia and Sasha and the family dog, Bo, were at the White House for a ceremony marking the arrival of the White House Christmas tree, a 19-foot Fraser fir from North Carolina.
This story was updated at 4:50 p.m.