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On Father's Day, an Obama golf getaway in Chicago

Sunday - 6/17/2012, 12:33pm  ET

CHICAGO (AP) - On Father's Day, President Barack Obama is having a golf getaway.

The president is spending sunny late morning in Chicago doing something lots of dads might prefer to do _ enjoying a round a golf.

He's playing at the Beverly Country Club with two longtime friends, Martin Nesbitt and Eric Whitaker, plus Obama's trip director and frequent golf partner, Marvin Nicholson.

Obama's relaxed outing came hours before he's set to fly to Los Cabos, Mexico, for a Group of 20 summit dominated by Europe's financial crisis and the growing global economic anxiety.

The president has spent much of the weekend in Chicago with his wife, two daughters and mother-in-law.

They attended the wedding Saturday of White House adviser Valerie Jarrett's daughter in the same neighborhood the Obamas call home.


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