After condemning Egyptian violence, it’s back to golf for vacationing Obama

President Obama played his fourth round of golf in five days on Thursday after breaking from his vacation to condemn the violence in Egypt.

After wrapping up his public address, in which he announced the cancellation of joint military exercises with Egypt next month, Obama departed for the Mink Meadows Golf Club in Vineyard Haven.

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While his previous outings included major policymakers, such as World Bank president Jim Yong Kim, Obama’s Thursday partners were more ordinary. Aides Marvin Nicholson and Mike Brush as well as White House chef Sam Kass were joining the president, according to a White House pool report. All three are regular golf partners for the president.

The round at Mink Meadows is Obama’s first; he has also played two rounds at the Vineyard Club in Edgartown and hit the links at Farm Neck on Sunday.