President Obama and Speaker John A. Boehner played their much-anticipated golf match as a team Saturday, defeating Vice PresidentJoseph R. Biden Jr. and Ohio Gov. John Kasich in an outing with high-stakes political overtones.
The White House said in a statement that the president and Mr. Boehner defeated their counterparts on the 18th hole, each winning $2.
“The foursome had great time and really enjoyed playing golf,” the statement said.
After their round at Joint Base Andrews, the foursome 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 pairing of the president and Mr. Boehner on the same team avoided the question of whether the speaker shot a better round than the commander-in-chief. Mr. Boehner is acknowledged to be a better golfer, shooting in the low 80s.
There was no word on whether the leaders cleared the air on the federal budget and other matters.