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Senator sinks hole-in-one while golfing with Obama

WASHINGTON - Saxby Chambliss, a Republican senator of Georgia, didn’t seem fazed by a rare congressional invitation to golf with President Barack Obama on Monday, sinking a hole-in-one on the par-3 11th hole.

The ace shot helped lead Chambliss and Republican teammate Sen. Bob Corker of Tennessee to victory over the Democratic duo of Obama and Colorado Sen. Mark Udall on an outing meant to strengthen ties between the president and Congress.

Chambliss told reporters upon his triumphant return to Capitol Hill that “everyone went crazy’’ when he made the shot and there were high-fives all around. The president retrieved Chambliss’ ball from the hole, while Corker took a picture.

“I told him since I made the hole-in-one, he ought to give us everything we want on entitlement reform,’’ Chambliss said with a smile. That’s Washington speak for legislation to change benefits like Social Security and Medicare.

Obama took the senators to a favorite course at Maryland’s Andrews Air Force Base, where he frequently plays on weekends with aides and friends. AP

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