This is a repeating feature. It will always be humorous and nothing more will be said. Let’s keep life in perspective. We’re all lucky to be playing golf. Laugh a little, or a lot, while doing it. Make some friends. Enjoy the beauty of the course and the day.
Overheard at a US Open: “I’ve repeated. I repeated second grade and seventh grade.”
We asked as a bonus question on the Golf-Presidents Quiz: Have more Presidents been re-elected or more US Open winners repeated?
Sixteen Presidents have been elected to consecutive terms:
Washington (unopposed); Jefferson; Madison; Monroe (unopposed); Jackson; Lincoln; Grant; McKinley; Roosevelt; Wilson; Roosevelt; Eisenhower; Nixon; Reagan; Clinton; and Obama. We won’t count Cleveland because he is counted twice as a President. That would be double-double dipping.
Six golfers have repeated as US Open Champions:
Willie Anderson; John McDermott (who?); Bobby Jones; Ralph Guidahl (who?); Ben Hogan; and Curtis Strange.
It is clearly harder to golf than to be President. I think the photo of the current President golfing definitively demonstrates that. A better question might be, is it easier to be impeached in a second term, or win consecutive US Opens?