Obama has spent nearly 63 full days playing golf while in office

President Obama plays golf in 2013 (Photo: AP)

President Obama plays golf in 2013 (Photo: AP)

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:

CBS White House correspondent Mark Knoller's tweet (courtesy: Twitter)

CBS White House correspondent Mark Knoller’s tweet (courtesy: Twitter)

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.”

About Victor Medina

Victor Medina is a freelance writer based in Dallas. He is the editor of WhenLiberalsAttack.com, and his other writing credits include The Dallas Morning News, Yahoo News, Cinelinx.com and SportsIllustrated.com. He has served as a Dallas County election judge and on the Board of Directors of The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza in Dallas. He is a member of the leadership team of the Cafe con Leche Republicans. You can follow him on his blog, VictorMedina.com or on Twitter at @mrvictormedina. He can be reached by email at vic@victormedina.com.