Ryder CupOctober 3, 2016

President Obama on Ryder Cup win: "Arnie is smiling down"

WASHINGTON, DC - SEPTEMBER 03: U.S. President Barack Obama waves to reporters after returning to the White House on board Marine One September 3, 2015 in Washington, DC. Obama spent three days in Alaska this week where he became the first sitting president to go to the Arctic Circle. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
Getty ImagesWASHINGTON, DC - SEPTEMBER 03: U.S. President Barack Obama waves to reporters after returning to the White House on board Marine One September 3, 2015 in Washington, DC. Obama spent three days in Alaska this week where he became the first sitting president to go to the Arctic Circle. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

From athletes such as Michael Jordan and Michael Phelps to American royalty like Bill Murray, the country's best and brightest dignitaries come out for the Ryder Cup. But you know you've made it as an event when it catches the attention of the White House.

The First Golfer, President Barack Obama, took to Twitter to congratulate the United States for its 17-11 triumph over the Europeans at Hazeltine:

This is the second time in a week Obama has commented on the passing of Arnold Palmer. "With his homemade swing and homespun charm, Arnold Palmer had swagger before we had a name for it," Obama said. "From a humble start working at the local club in his beloved Latrobe, Pennsylvania, to superstardom as the face of golf around the globe, Arnold was the American Dream come to life."


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