Boehner to tee off with Tiger Woods

John Boehner is taking a day off from fundraising this week to hit the links with Tiger Woods.

The House GOP leader, an avid golfer, is set to play alongside the top-ranked, popular golfer in the Earl Woods Memorial Pro-Am portion of the AT&T National tournament at Congressional Country Club on Wednesday.

Aides in the leader's office confirmed that Boehner is playing in the tournament; they did not say who else was playing in Tiger and Boehner's foursome, however.

Boehner, a seven-handicap, often spends recesses teeing it up at courses across the country, raising money for GOP candidates and rallying his own troops.

Tiger better watch out — Boehner may try to recruit the golf star to run for Congress as a Republican.

After speaking on the National Mall during the Inauguration ceremonies last January, there was speculation that the superstar was a Democrat.

But the civic-minded Stanford graduate has not revealed his party affiliation.

This is Tiger's third year hosting the annual PGA tournament in the nation's capital during the week of July 4th. Woods dedicates the tournament to the men and women in the U.S. armed forces. The legendary golfer's father, Earl, served in the Army and Special Forces.

According to tournament officials, 120 players will participate including 2009 U.S. Open winner Lucas Glover, Paul Casey, three-time major winner Vijay Singh, former U.S. Open champion Jim Furyk, Sean O’Hair and former Masters champion Mike Weir.