President Obama Plays Golf for Third Saturday in a Row

Arlette Saenz

WASHINGTON - President Obama went back to the golf course today, hitting the links at Joint Base Andrews just outside the capital for the third weekend in a row.

The president's golf partners were the same as last week - White House Trip Director Marvin Nicholson and White House aides Joe Paulsen and Michael Brush. Nicholson and Brush also played with the president two weeks ago.

While the president spent the day golfing, the White House opened its gates to the public for the annual spring White House garden tours.

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Visitors who received free tickets through the National Park Service were able to roam through the Jacqueline Kennedy Garden, the Rose Garden, and the South Lawn of the White House. They also caught a peek at the White House Kitchen Garden, the first vegetable garden at the White House since Eleanor Roosevelt's Victory Garden.

But while visitors saw the tulips and roses blooming in the White House gardens, the White House itself is still off limits for tours. White House tours were cancelled indefinitely on March 9th due to sequester cuts faced by the Secret Service.

The White House garden tours are operating today and Sunday only.