13 Jun '11, 3am

"...Mr Obama rarely, if ever, plays golf for anything but fun.."...

MIAMI - On the first tee, former United States President Lyndon Johnson often warned his golfing partners: "One lesson you'd better learn if you want to be in politics is you never get out on a golf course and beat the President." House Speaker John Boehner is unlikely to heed that advice when he and President Barack Obama play a highly anticipated round next Saturday. Already, the Ohio Republican has used the "golf summit" as a chance to score a few political points off Mr Obama, who finally - after much prodding by Mr Boehner - invited the Republican leader to play with him. Last week Mr Boehner embraced a "very good idea" he said he had heard on a cable programme - a suggestion that he tell Mr Obama: "Mr President, you can have all the strokes you want. It'll just cost you a trillion dollars per stroke." Mr Boehner has a single-digit handicap, 15 strokes better than the...

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