- The Washington Times - Monday, April 20, 2009

WASHINGTON (AP) - On a day when he met with his Cabinet and visited CIA headquarters, President Barack Obama made room for a favorite pastime: talking sports with top professionals.

Golf star Tiger Woods dropped by the White House on Monday, as did members of the Chicago White Sox baseball team.

Obama, an occasional golfer, greeted Woods in the Oval Office, presidential staffers said. Woods got a tour of the White House from Marvin Nicholson, an Obama aide who once caddied at the Augusta golf course, where Woods tied for sixth place in this year’s Master’s tournament.

Obama also chatted with members of his favorite baseball team, the White Sox, from his home town. The Sox were in the Washington area to play the Baltimore Orioles.

White House aides said Woods happened to be in Washington and was invited to stop by. He and Obama had met in January at an inaugural event, they said.

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