Senator Chambliss makes ace with President Obama watching

Saxby Chambliss, Barack Obama
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Georgia Sen. Saxby Chambliss made his round with President Barack Obama quite memorable.
By John Kim
PGA.com

Series: Golf Buzz

 

Call it the bipartisan shot heard around the world?
 
Making a hole-in-one is pretty awesome anytime. But all politics aside, making one as a United States Senator - while playing golf with a sitting President of the United States - well, that's just beyond amazing.
 
Such was the case on Monday for Georgia Senator Saxby Chambliss.  The Republican lawmaker was invited to play with President Barack Obama, as was fellow GOP senator Bob Corker (Tenn) and Democratic Senator Mark Udall (Colo.)  
 
On the par-3 11th hole at Joint Base Andrews course in Maryland, Chambliss hit what he called a "choked down" five iron to ace the 156 yard shot. 
 
"It was pretty special", Sen. Chambliss told reporters after his round. "I didn't scull it. Hit a little fade."
 
His reward for such a feat: a signed flag by the foursome to commemorate his accomplishment. 
 
The round was actually cut short by an afternoon vote on Capitol Hill, so Chambliss was not held to the tradition of buying drinks for the group (or clubhouse) after the round. Chambliss stated this was his second career hole-in-one.
 
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