Bush says Obama shouldn't be criticised for golf
ORLANDO, Florida (AP) - Former President George W Bush says President Barack Obama should not be criticised for the amount of golf he plays.
In an excerpt from In Play With Jimmy Roberts, airing on Tuesday on the Golf Channel, Mr Bush says he understands the pressures of the White House and that playing golf is a good outlet.
In the interview, Mr Bush says: "You know, I see our president criticised for playing golf. I don't - I think he ought to play golf... I know the pressures of the job. And to be able to get outside and play golf with some of your pals is important for the president. It does give you an outlet."
Fifteen of the last 18 presidents have played golf, and two are in the World Golf Hall of Fame - Dwight D Eisenhower and George HW Bush.