President Obama took some time out to lay a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier and to meet briefly with families of those killed in battle but then it was back to the golf course yesterday (Memorial Day) for the President's 70th round of gold during his presidency, his 12th round this year and his ninth weekend in a row of golfing with golfing buddies junior White House staffer Ben Finkenbinder, White House Trip Director Marvin Nicholson, and Energy Department staffer David Katz.
It was 95 degrees outside in Washington and the heat index meant it felt like almost 100. But that didn't deter Obama. He was at in in the scorching heat at the Fort Belvoir Golf Course.
According to veteran White House reporter Keith Koffler "the decision to golf on Memorial Day invites comparison with President George W. Bush, who gave up the game early in his presidency and said he did it out of respect for the families of those killed in Iraq."
But hey, Obama makes his own rules.
The One (as Oprah refers to him) stands alone.
And the heat never bothers "Mr Cool" anyway.