(WASHINGTON) -- President Obama spent his Saturday on the golf course at Andrews Air Force Base, his first trip to the links since the sequester cuts took effect on March 1.
Obama was joined on the course by friend and Chicago businessman, Marty Nesbitt, White House staffer Michael Brush, and body man Marvin Nicholson.
On his last golf outing, Obama played a round with Tiger Woods at a golf club in Palm City, Florida. That round drew heavy criticism from the White House press corps because the press was not allowed access.
Earlier this month, after public tours of the White House were cancelled by sequester cuts, some Republicans criticized Obama's golf outings, arguing that the money spent on the president's transportation and Secret Service protection could be better spent elsewhere.
Despite the criticism, a number of presidents have spent significantly more time golfing than Obama has.
The record for presidential rounds of golf is held by Woodrow Wilson, who historians note played 1,200 rounds during his presidency. Former President Dwight Eisenhower takes second place at 800, according to his memorial commission.
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