Obama calls for calm, then golfs

President Obama went straight from a press briefing to the putting greens on Thursday. Shortly after making remarks on the situation in northern Iraq and the escalating tensions in Ferguson, Mo., Obama headed to the Vineyard Golf Club, according to a White House press pool report. Obama is in the middle of a two-week summer vacation in Martha's Vineyard, Mass.

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Obama’s partners for his latest golf outing included senior adviser Valerie Jarrett’s cousin Cyrus Walker, former U.S. Trade Representative Ron Kirk and World Bank President Jim Kim, according to the White House.

The commander in chief has been a regular on the golf course and has hit the links nearly every day since arriving in the ritzy enclave on Saturday.

He'll be interrupting his getaway on Sunday for a trip back to Washington for what the White House has described as “a day or two of in-person meetings.”