Obama, Boehner emerge victorious in golf outing

President Barack Obama and Republican House Speaker John Boehner on the first hole during a game of golf Saturday, June 18, 2011 at Andrews Air Force Base in Maryland.
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President Obama and House Speaker John Boehner beat Vice President Joe Biden and Ohio Republican Gov. John Kasich in a round of golf today, a source at the White House (with approval from Boehner's office) said Saturday.

The match was won on the 18th hole. Mr. Obama and Boehner each won $2.

"The foursome had a great time and really enjoyed playing golf at Joint Base Andrews today," the White House said. "The President and Speaker Boehner teamed up to beat the Vice President and Governor Kasich. The match was won on the 18th hole - the President and the Speaker won $2 each."

"After finishing their round, the President, Speaker Boehner, the Vice President and Governor Kasich went to the patio of the clubhouse where they enjoyed a cold drink, some of the U.S. Open coverage, and visited with service members," the White House said.

The round of golf was seen as an opportunityfor the president and House Speaker to work out their differences on the debt ceiling and other issues. There is not yet word on what the men discussed during the round.

The outing marked Mr. Obama's 73rd round of golf since taking office, according to CBS News' Mark Knoller. Boehner is also a regular golfer.

Obama, Boehner take to the golf course
Photos: Presidents on the links

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