CBS White House correspondent Mark Knoller reported this weekend that President Obama has played 250 rounds of golf while in office. This revelation means that President Obama has spent the equivalent of 62.5 complete days of his presidency on the golf course.
Before we break down how we came to that conclusion, here’s Knoller’s tweet, from Saturday:
President Obama himself admitted that he likes playing golf because because each round allows him to spend six hours outside. So we did some simple math: 250 rounds, at six hours each, equals 1,500 hours spent on the golf course so far during his Presidency. Dividing that number by 24, that means President Obama has spent the equivalent of 62.5 complete days on the golf course.
By comparison, Knoller points out that President George W. Bush played only 24 rounds of golf as President, and none after the War on Terror began, feeling it was not appropriate.
In response to his tweet, a Twitter user named Susan Danzing asked “And you’re counting this, why?”
Knoller’s response? “Because he’s President of the United States.”