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Golf's most powerful pairing?

Published 1420 GMT (2220 HKT) June 14, 2013
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President Obama and Tiger Woods enjoyed a round of golf in Palm Beach, Florida in February this year. The press were left disappointed though, as it was a strictly private affair. The White House/Getty Images/file
Woods spoke at "We Are One: The Obama Inaugural Celebration at The Lincoln Memorial" in January 2009 for the president-elect. Mark Wilson/Getty Images/file
Obama spent the weekend after his re-election in 2012 playing golf at Andrews Air Force Base in Washington. His clubs are seen here in front of the entrance to south portico of the White House, with the number 44 stitched into the bag representing his place in the line of U.S. presidents. BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images/file
In May 2013, the president took on a group of U.S. Senators, also at the Andrews Air Force Base. Dennis Brack-Pool/Getty Images/file
Butch Harmon walks the course with Woods at the British Open in 2002. Harmon turned professional in 1965 and won one event on the PGA Tour before becoming a coach, helping Tiger to the first eight of his 14 major wins. Ross Kinnaird/Getty Images/file
Harmon and his son Claude III working with Adam Scott in 2009. Four years later the Australian won his first major title at the Masters. The Harmons have also helped President Obama refine his swing. David Cannon/Getty Images
Dwight D. Eisenhower, the 34th president of the United States, was one of a number of commander in chiefs to tee up with Claude Harmon Snr. Getty Images
Former U.S. President Gerald Ford, seen here with Jack Nicklaus, was the first Honorary Chairman of the Presidents Cup in 1994. He also has history with the Harmon family, having played with Claude Snr.
William Taft was the the first president to openly admit to his love of golf, which had previously been depicted as a sport for the rich. Getty Images
George W. Bush was a common face on the golf course, usually with media in tow.